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New Employment Service

Volume 124: debated on Tuesday 15 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on the progress of the new employment service.

The new employment service is making good progress in its objective of helping unemployed people get back into work. The merger into one organisation of jobcentre and benefit office work has been achieved over a remarkably short period, at no additional cost to the taxpayer, while maintaining services to the public.