Employment Zones

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 12th November 2001.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Hall Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the effectiveness of employment zones in reducing unemployment.

Photo of Nick Brown Nick Brown Minister (Department for Work and Pensions) (Work)

Employment Zones are one of a range of initiatives we have introduced to help people move into work. The 15 Employment Zones are performing well and have already helped over 14,500 people into work. We are currently evaluating the Zones before deciding how to take the initiative further.

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