HC Deb 29 November 2001 vol 375 cc1138-9W
Mr. Hepburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assistance is available to teenage parents in the Jarrow constituency to get(a) work, (b) education and (c) training. [9106]

Mr. Nicholas Brown

Teenage parents aged 18 or over are able to take full advantage of new deal for young people, which offers tailored help in finding work or suitable training, and improving prospects of remaining in sustained employment.

Teenage lone parents in receipt of income support can choose to join the new deal for lone parents, which offers a package of advice and support, including information on training opportunities, employment, in-work benefits, and child care arrangements. An in-work support service is also provided to help lone parents make the transition into employment.