HC Deb 25 November 2002 vol 395 c18W
Mr. David

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to help unemployed people with travel-to-work arrangements. [81284]

Mr. Nicholas Brown

We recognise that the lack of affordable transport can be a significant barrier to work for jobless people, and have a number of measures in place to help them overcome these difficulties.

Earlier this month we announced the extension of half price rail fares to 125,000 more people on the New Deal programme, making it easier for them to get to job interviews and easier to get to work in the first few months of employment.