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Employment Schemes: West Midlands

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 28th June 2012.

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Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth Labour, Coventry North East

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people from (a) the West Midlands, (b) Coventry and (c) Coventry North East constituency have (i) volunteered and (ii) been required to take part in the Work programme in the last 12 months.

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

The number of Work programme referrals in the West Midlands region, Coventry local authority and Coventry North East parliamentary constituency by referral type, up to and including January 2012, is shown in the following table:

Referral type West Midlands region Coventry local authority Coventry North East parliamentary constituency
Total 64,130 4,240 1,880
Mandatory 62,940 4,160 1,850
Voluntary 1,190 80 30
Source: DWP Information, Governance and Security Directorate (IGS)

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