§ Mr. Alex Carlile
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many unemployed people took part in the job interview guarantee scheme in each region and in Great Britain as a whole in 1993; how many participants secured full-time or part-time employment with their sponsoring employers; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
Responsibility for the subject of the question has been delegated to the Employment Service Agency under its chief executive. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.
Letter from M. E. G. Fogden to Mr. Alex Carlile, dated 14 February 1994:The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question about the Job Interview Guarantee Programme.The table attached shows the number of unemployed people who took part in or who were assisted by the Job Interview Guarantee in 1993. It also shows regional figures and Great Britain as a whole.The information relating to numbers of people gaining employment includes those placed into both part-time and full-time jobs. Separate statistics are not collected on those going into part-time work.I hope this is helpful.
Job interview guarantee January to December 1993 Number of people assisted Number of people placed into jobs North 21,275 7,301 Yorkshire and Humberside 56,368 17,202 East Midlands and Eastern 23,120 9,047
Number of people assisted Number of people placed into jobs London and South East 105,922 44,775 South West 32,564 12,918 Wales 22,741 10,255 West Midlands 26,607 14,307 North West 42,198 19,848 Scotland 24,284 17,917 Great Britain 355,079 153,570