§ Mr. Chris Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what evaluation studies were carried out by her Department into the success of work trials; and if she will place copies in the Library. 
§ 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 Mike Fogden to Mr. Chris Smith, dated 5 February 1996:
The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question about the evaluation of work trials.
The following evaluation reports have been published by the Employment Service into the success of work trials:
- CEI Consultants Ltd (1990), Evaluation of Work Trials, volumes 1 and 2, July, CEI.
- DVL Smith Business Research (1993), Evaluation of Work Trials-Employer Survey, November, DVL Smith.
These reports are available from the House of Commons Library.
I hope this is helpful.