HC Deb 04 March 2002 vol 381 cc15-6W
16. Mr. Kidney

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the introduction of touch-screen services for jobseekers. [36341]

Mr. Nicholas Brown

We have just completed the installation of over 9,000 Jobpoints across our entire network of Jobcentres. Early evaluation has shown that Jobpoints are encouraging jobseekers to look at a larger range of jobs across wider geographical areas and apply for more jobs.

Jobpoints are increasing jobseekers' prospects of moving into work and helping them to do so more quickly.