§ Mr. Leighton
asked the Paymaster General what has been the total cost to date of the job start allowance; and what percentage of interviewees on the restart programme obtained a place in a job club.
§ Mr. Lee
By 30 September 1986 the total cost of the job start allowance was £208,532. By 11 September 1986, 1 per cent. of all interviewees from the restart programme had obtained a place in a job club. The percentage of interviewees obtaining job club places is expected to rise following the recent announcement to increase the number of job clubs to 1,000 by March 1987.