§ Dr. Lynne Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, pursuant to her answer of 18 October,Official Report, column 295–96, how many additional staff will be employed to support additional places on jobplan, workshop and jobclub/job interview guarantee schemes in 1995–96, 1996–97 and 1997–98. 
§ Mr. Forth
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 Dr. Lynne Jones, dated 31 October 1995:
The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question about the number of additional staff that will be employed to support extra places on the Jobplan Workshop and Jobclub/Job Interview Guarantee schemes to help people leaving Incapacity Benefit (IB).
We have allocated the following additional staff for the Job Interview Guarantee Programme:
Year Additional staff 1995–96 100 1996–97 84 1997–98 20
Jobplan Workshops and most Jobclubs are delivered by external contractors. For these programmes we have negotiated with existing contractors to provide additional places for the ex-IB clients, and therefore Employment Service staffing has not changed. Full details of the additional places were included in my letter dated 18th October.
I hope this is helpful.