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Employment Schemes

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 12th December 2011.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many 16 to 24 year olds in (a) the East Midlands and (b) Leicester City have found sustainable employment following participation in the work experience programme.

Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

This information is unavailable. However recent early analysis, based on a national sample of 1,300 participants, indicates that less than half of participants are claiming working age benefits after 13 weeks of starting a work experience placement.

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