To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish up-to-date figures showing the number of unemployed people who have been issued with invitations to attend restart interviews since the beginning of the scheme, the total number of interviews conducted during the same period and a breakdown of the difference between these two totals, estimating (a) those who ceased to be unemployed prior to receiving the invitation, (b) those who left the register between the receipt of the invitation and the interview date and (c) other reasons for non-attendance; and if he will also provide an estimate of how many of these people would be likely to leave the register if the normal outflow from the unemployment register continued at pre-restart levels.
[holding answer 7 December 1987]: Since the start of the restart programme, 3,286,000 people have been invited and 2,558,000 have attended an interview. It is not possible to break down the difference between these two totals in the manner requested. However, among those people invited for interview who do not in the event attend for interview are:
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish up-to-date figures showing (a) the average duration of unemployment of those who have attended restart interviews and (b) the proportion of restart interviewees who remain on the unemployment register (i) one month, (ii) two months, (iii) three months and (iv) six months after a restart interview.
|1 June 1986 to 9 October 1986||10 October 1986 to 8 January 1987||9 January 1987 to 9 April 1987||10 April 1987 to 26 June 1987||29 June 1987 to 25 September 1987|
|People counselled under restart||366,451||412,600||506,046||409,436||612,264|
|Enterprise Allowance Scheme||16,800||17,493||20,087||16,047||22,732|
|Voluntary Projects Programme||9,628||11,357||14,786||7,149||11,198|
|Employment rehabilitation Centres||2,883||132||1,726||934||1,229|