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Employment Services

Volume 495: debated on Tuesday 30 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance her Department has issued to Jobcentre Plus staff on referrals to (a) the newly unemployed (non-professional) support delivered by programme centres and (b) the newly unemployed professional and executive support delivered through commercial employment provision; and if she will place in the Library a copy of that guidance. (271715)

The administration of Jobcentre Plus is a matter for the acting Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus, Mel Groves. I have asked him to provide the right hon. Member with the information requested.

Letter from Mel Groves:

The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question of 24 April about what guidance has been issued to Jobcentre Plus staff on referrals to (a) the newly unemployed (non-professional) support delivered by programme centres and (b) the newly unemployed professional and executive support delivered through commercial employment provision. This is something that falls within my responsibilities as Acting Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus.

The guidance issued to Jobcentre Plus staff on referrals to newly unemployed support delivered by Programme Centres and commercial employment provision has been placed in the Library.