§ Mr. Clappison
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many unemployed people have received support through the Action Teams for Jobs initiative; and how many found work as a consequence of the initiative. 
§ Mr. Nicholas Brown
Action Teams for Jobs are set up to tackle the problems of endemic joblessness in the most employment deprived areas in the country. Up to the end of February 2002, Action Teams for Jobs had engaged with 62,506 eligible jobless people and helped 23,745 of them into work. The Teams have also helped a number of people living outside their areas that are not recorded in the statistics.