HC Deb 08 May 2001 vol 368 c106W
Mr. Willetts

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many vacancies are on the ES Job Bank; and how many people access the learning and work website each day. [160217]

Ms Jowell

[holding answer 3 May 2001]: Responsibility for the subject of the question has been delegated to the Employment Service agency under its Chief Executive. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from Mark Neale to Mr. David Willetts, dated 8 May 2001: As the Employment Service is an Executive Agency, the Secretary of State has asked Leigh Lewis to reply to your question about the ES Job Bank and Learning and Work Bank website. This is something which falls within the responsibilities delegated to Mr Lewis as Chief Executive of the Agency. I am replying on Mr Lewis' behalf. In answer to your specific question. on 1 May 2001, there were 405,348 jobs on the ES Job Bank. The usage of the Learning and Work Bank website (www.worktrain.gov.uk) has been growing since its launch on 8 March. In the last week of April, 41,636 visitor sessions were recorded on the site; the busiest day being Wednesday 26 April with 7,269 visits to the site. I hope this is helpful.

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