HC Deb 17 June 2002 vol 387 c87W
Mr. Sheerman

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will review the administration of the(a) New Deal and (b) Environmental Task Force in Darlington and Doncaster. [53747]

Mr. Nicholas Brown

The administration of New Deal, which includes the Environmental Task Force provision in both Darlington and Doncaster, is reviewed at regular intervals as part of the contract review process. Environmental Task Force provision in Doncaster is currently delivered by Doncaster metropolitan borough council. The contract expires in September 2002, having been extended by six months to allow time for competitive tendering for a new three year contract. Environmental Task Force provision in Darlington is currently delivered by YMCA Training Ltd. (Darlington). The contract expires in March 2003.