HC Deb 26 May 2004 vol 421 c1716W
Mr. Willis

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how he will ensure that adults in(a) temporary work and (b) work where their skills are under-utilised will be able to access expert advice and guidance in order to improve their employability. [175849]

Mr. Ivan Lewis

I have been asked to reply.

All adults aged 20 and over, including those in temporary work and work where their skills are under utilised, have access to impartial information and advice about learning and work, quality assured to the matrix Standard. In August 2004, the Learning and Skills Council will launch an integrated Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) service giving easy access to a consistent range of national and local information and advice services aimed at helping individuals to improve their employability.