§ Mr. Hancock
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skill what assessment he has made of the level of career advice available to workers over 50; what plans he has to improve the profile of the service; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Ivan Lewis
During 2002 my officials instigated a project to gauge the career advice needs of the over 45 age group. The findings from this project are being used to improve services and to inform policy for the reform of the information, advice and guidance (IAG) service for adults. A copy of the report has been lodged in the Library. Part of the reform will be to improve the accessibility and visibility of services through development of an overarching identity for IAG services for adults.