§ Mr. Chaytor
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what assessment he has made 311W of the current workskill pilot schemes in respect of their contribution towards education and training opportunities for unemployed adults. 
§ Mr. Alan Howarth
It is too early to make an assessment of the existing Workskill pilots at this stage. They have been operating in four areas since April this year. The pilots will be fully evaluated to provide us with valuable information on the extent to which allowing people to study on benefits affects their chances of gaining and remaining in employment. The first evaluation findings are expected to be available in early 1998.