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Volume 458: debated on Thursday 29 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he plans to introduce charges for employers posting adverts on the JobCentre Plus website. (118784)

The administration of Jobcentre Plus is a matter for the chief executive of Jobcentre Plus, Lesley Strathie. I have asked her to provide the hon. Member with the information requested.

Letter from Lesley Strathie, dated 29 March 2007:

The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question on whether he plans to introduce charges for employers posting adverts on the Jobcentre Plus website. This is something which falls within the responsibilities delegated to me as Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus.

There are no plans to charge employers for posting their job vacancies on the Jobcentre Plus website.

The basis of our employer strategy is that we offer enhanced services to those employers who best support our aim to help disadvantaged customers.

I hope this is helpful.