§ Mr. Kirkwood
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he has any plans to introduced further training initiatives in England in respect of people who have been unemployed for more than two years; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
We expect to provide places for some 57,000 unemployed people under the training opportunities scheme in England this year. We have no plans to introduce schemes catering specifically for those who have been unemployed for more than two years.