HC Deb 25 June 2003 vol 407 c842W
Mr. Cousins

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are involved, and what conclusions have been reached in the Job Retention and Rehabilitation pilots. [116253]

Mr. Browne

The Job Retention and Rehabilitation Pilot is a research project that aims to test the effectiveness of three different ways of helping people to get back to, and remain in, work. The pilot is open to employed and self-employed volunteers who have been off work for at least six weeks but no longer than 26 weeks.

As the pilot went live on 1 April this year, it is too early to draw any conclusions at this stage.