Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 25th April 2013.

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Photo of Andy McDonald Andy McDonald Labour, Middlesbrough

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the net effect on the number of jobs in the care sector arising from the application to the commissioning of care services of the legislative provisions contemplated in Clause 61 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill.

Photo of Mark Hoban Mark Hoban The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

No assessment has been made of the potential impact the implementation of Clause 61 will have on jobs in the care sector. However, a small reduction in the number of claims is anticipated therefore the impact on jobs in the care sector, if any, is likely to be of a similar magnitude.

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