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Future Jobs Fund

Volume 494: debated on Wednesday 17 June 2009

12. To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the future jobs fund in Scotland; and if he will make a statement. (279155)

The £1 billion Future Jobs Fund will provide 150,000 jobs across Great Britain, for 18 to 24 year-olds unemployed for 12 months and for unemployment hotspots.

I will hold a Jobs Summit on 18 of June with Scottish local authorities, SCVO, social enterprises, and charities to build on existing plans to bid, and promote uptake of the Fund in Scotland.