Unemployment: Young People
Work and Pensions
Stephen Timms (Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions); East Ham, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's Innovation Fund in addressing youth unemployment.
Mark Hoban (The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions; Fareham, Conservative)
We have undertaken a very, systematic procurement process in order to select the best organisations to deliver the Innovation Fund projects. We have carefully scrutinised the quality, innovation and likely success of the projects as part of the procurement process. There is a robust evaluation in place to provide evidence on the success of the Innovation Fund projects and results will be published in due course.