HC Deb 09 March 1994 vol 239 c241W
Mr. Tony Lloyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many of those who participated in the workstart pilots have gone on to find jobs.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

[holding answer 8 March 1994]: The pilots began last July, and we are currently evaluating them. However, since they provide subsidies to employers who recruit eligible long-term unemployed people for 12 months, their effectiveness in helping those people to remain in regular employment without the support of the scheme will not be clear for some time.