§ 22. Mr. Brandreth
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what plans he has to extend the job club scheme in the north-west; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
Seven new job clubs opened in the north west in May 1993 and there are now 194 job clubs in total. The number of people helped through job clubs in the north west, in 1992–93 was 31,530. There will be 35,235 job club places available for 1993–94.