§ Dr. Lynne Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many claimant representatives there are on each of the New Deal task forces and advisory groups. 
§ Mr. Andrew Smith
There are no claimants on the national New Deal Task Forces or the Advisory Group to the UK Task Force, but there are representatives of bodies who have campaigned on behalf of claimants and unemployed people.
There are claimant representatives on some local New Deal strategic partnerships but comprehensive information on the people involved is not held centrally.