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Jobcentre Plus: Finance

Volume 477: debated on Monday 16 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what funding Jobcentre Plus provides for computer training at home. (206612)

Jobcentre Plus does not provide funding for computer training at home. The overall strategy for contracted welfare to work training is based on improving the employability skills of unemployed customers by ensuring that provision is delivered by experts, in a structured manner and in a work-like environment. There are, however, opportunities for individuals to undertake computer-based home training which might be funded by other agencies, including the third sector.

There are currently no plans to change this policy. However, DWP will continue to undertake reviews of funding for, and the effectiveness of, its contracted employment provision.