Employment Schemes: Young People

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Paul Holmes Paul Holmes Liberal Democrat, Chesterfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals (a) are eligible for assistance under and (b) have participated in the Young Person's Guarantee scheme since its inception.

Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Minister of State (the South West), Regional Affairs, Minister of State (the South West), Department for Work and Pensions, Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West), The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The information requested is as follows:

(a) The latest available figures show that 117,400 young people (please note these are provisional figures for February 2010 and are subject to change) have been claiming jobseeker's allowance for six months or over, and all are eligible to access the wide range of provision available through the Young Person's Guarantee (YPG).

(b) Figures on the number of young people who have participated in the YPG are currently unavailable. We are planning to publish statistics on the YPG later this year possible, in line with the UK Statistical Authorities Code of Practice on official statistics.

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