New Deal (Lone Parents)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 12th November 2001.

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Photo of Sandra Gidley Sandra Gidley Liberal Democrat, Romsey 2:30 pm, 12th November 2001

I hope that the Secretary of State is aware of the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics that show that the percentage of people finding work after joining the new deal for lone parents is falling. Is that a sign that the system is failing, and what will he do to reverse the trend?