§ Mr. Meacher
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what was the average cost per job entry for each unemployed person finding work through (a) a jobcentre job club and (b) an agency job club for the latest available year.
§ Mr. Lee
During the period 1 April 1988 to 30 December 1988, the average cost for an unemployed person finding work through a jobcentre job club was £249. In the same period, the average cost per job entry for an agency job club was £396.
Figures on a comparable basis are not available prior to 1 April 1988.