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Secondary Schools

Volume 301: debated on Tuesday 25 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list for each secondary school in Conwy County Borough the indication admission number as calculated using the more open enrolment capacity formula. [16643]

Wales

The Wales New Deal Task Force includes six representatives from the voluntary sector amongst its membership. It has also established a working group specifically on the Voluntary Sector Option of the New Deal for 18–24 year olds and this has enabled a broad range of voluntary sector interests to be engaged in advising on New Deal policy design and delivery.

Representatives from voluntary sector organisations are involved in the strategic partnerships which are developing plans for the implementation of the New Deal in all of the Employment Service Districts in Wales. And events specifically targeted at the voluntary sector have been organised throughout Wales.

Clwyd South

Representatives from the two County Voluntary Councils covering the Clwyd, South constituency, the Association of Voluntary Organisations, Wrexham (AVOW) and the Denbighshire Voluntary Services Council, are members of the New Deal strategic partnerships.

North Wales

Six local New Deal events have been held, involving 58 voluntary sector organisations, in the Employment Service Districts of North West Wales, North Wales Coast and North East Wales.

South Wales

Eleven local New Deal events have been held, involving 60 voluntary sector organisations, in the Employment Service Districts of Newport, Monmouth and Torfaen, Cardiff and the Vale, Heads of the Valleys and Caerphilly, and Bridgend and the Glamorgan Valleys.

West Wales

Seven local New Deal events have been held, involving 41 voluntary sector organisations, in the Pathfinder area of South West Wales and in Ceredigion, which forMs part of the Mid Wales Employment Service District.

2. New Deal for lone parents

This is being piloted in South Wales (in the Employment Service District of Cardiff and Vale). Seven voluntary sector organisations participated in the launch of the New Deal for lone parents. The Employment Service is maintaining contact with 20 voluntary sector organisations as the New Deal for lone parents is developed.

3. Employment Zones

There is a bid to run a proto-type Employment Zone in North West Wales (covering the Employment Service Districts of North West Wales and the North Wales Coast). 31 voluntary sector organisations were consulted in the production of the bid and 3 voluntary sector organisations are members of the Employment Zone Partnership.