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Vocational Training: Standards

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will publish performance data for (a) private sector providers and (b) in-house teams providing pathways to work schemes. (257314)

The Department publishes regular quarterly statistics relating to Jobcentre Plus Pathways to Work Performance. The latest report shows that by September 2008 there had been nearly 1.04 million starts to the programme.

The total number of recorded job entries is 143,650. Job entry information is only available up to March 2008.

The Department plans to publish equivalent information for Provider-Led Pathways districts in summer 2009.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what information his Department holds on the comparative performance of (a) the private sector Pathways to Work providers and (b) the in-house provider teams. (257751)

[holding answer 23 February 2009]: The Department publishes regular quarterly statistics relating to Jobcentre Plus Pathways to Work Performance. The latest report shows that by September 2008 there had been nearly 1.04 million starts to the programme.

The total number of recorded job entries is 143,650. Job entry information is only available up to March 2008.

The Department plans to publish equivalent information for Provider-Led Pathways districts in summer 2009.