§ Mr. Gardiner
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his answer of 17 September 2003,Official Report, column 863W, on changing jobs, whether similar schemes exist for those making the transition between poorly paid jobs. 
§ Mr. Boateng
Similar schemes for those making the transition between poorly paid jobs do not exist. The Government have, however, introduced a range of policies to make work pay, including the national minimum wage and the working and child tax credits. Jobcentre Plus advisers also offer help and advice on request to people already in work and seeking new employment.