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Employment Schemes

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 1 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what proportion of the £5 billion of funding to create new jobs and assist people back into work, as referred to in paragraph 40 in chapter 2, page 43 of Building Britain’s Future, Cm 7654, will be available in Wales. (288120)

We are investing an extra £5 billion to help people back into work across the UK. The £3 billion investment in Jobcentre Plus will enable the recruitment of 600 additional advisers in Wales by the end of the year.

The £1 billion Future Jobs Fund has already approved 10 bids for funding from organisations in Wales which were announced on 29 July 2009. These bids will create over 2,000 jobs and are a demonstration of our determination to deliver the help that people need where and when they need it most.