§ 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.