Employment: Young People
Work and Pensions
Stephen McCabe (Birmingham, Selly Oak, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) jobs, (b) apprenticeships and (c) work experience placements have been created in (i) the UK, (ii) the west midlands and (iii) Birmingham since the launch of the Youth Jobs Fund; and what the average financial cost was of each position created.
Esther McVey (Wirral West, Conservative)
There is no Youth Jobs Fund. The Youth Contract, which was launched in April 2012, will provide nearly half a million new opportunities for young people over the next three years.