§ Mr. Clappison
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the(a) Government Departments and (b) agencies which have (i) signed national new deal employer agreements, (ii) signed employer agreements with local jobcentres and (ii) not signed new deal employer agreements. 
§ Mr. Nicholas Brown
The following Government Departments and agencies have signed national new deal employer agreements:
- Benefits Agency
- Cabinet Office
- Charity Commission
- Child Support Agency
- Court Service
- Crown Prosecution Service
- Department for Education and Skills
- Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Department of Health
- Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
- DSS Youth Training
- Employment Service
- Health and Safety Executive
- HM Customs and Excise
- HM Land Registry
- HM Prison Service
- HM Treasury
- Home Office
- Inland Revenue
- Insolvency Service
- Lord Chancellor's Department
- Maritime and Coastguard Agency
- Radiocommunications Agency
- The Rent Service
- Treasury Solicitors Department
- Vehicle Inspectorate.
Information on those Departments and agencies which have and those which have not signed employer agreements with local jobcentres is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
§ Mr. Boswell
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many job brokers have been appointed under the New Deal for Disabled People; what the average client-base is per broker; how many brokers have a case load(a) exceeding 100 and (b) less than 10; and what proportion of job placements have resulted in long-term employment. 
§ Mr. Nicholas Brown
[holding answer 17 January 2002]: A total of 64 job brokers have been appointed under the new deal for disabled people.
Under the new deal for disabled people, long-term employment is defined as sustained employment of six months or more. As the new deal for disabled people only became operational on a national basis in July 2001, it is too early to provide figures on job placements resulting in long-term employment.
Some job brokers are area-based while others operate nationally so it is not possible to produce an "average" client base. Latest figures of job brokers in operation show that 14 have a current caseload of less than 10 clients but 15 already have a caseload of over 100.