§ Mr. Alan Howarth
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 Leigh Lewis to Mr. Christopher Pond, dated 26 June 1997:The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question about how many Jobfinder's Grants were paid in 1996–97; and at what cost. This is something that falls within the responsibilities delegated to me as Chief Executive of the Agency.During 1996–97, 17,300 Grants were paid at a cost of £3.8 million.I hope this is helpful.