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Jobseeker’s Allowance: Employment Schemes

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average length of a work trial undertaken by a jobseeker's allowance claimant was in each of the last 24 months. (293588)

The information requested is not available in the format requested. Such information that is available is in the following table:

Duration of completed work trials by jobseeker's allowance customers April 2009 to September 2009

0-7 days duration

8-21 days duration

22+ days duration

April

587

350

52

May

974

471

74

June

847

390

61

July

1,234

515

94

August

867

364

89

September

995

444

99

Note:

The totals of the in-month figures are lower than the cumulative number of Work Trials completed. This is because the in-month figures are a snapshot taken on a particular date in the month, whereas the cumulative total figure reflects subsequent Work Trials that took place.

Source:

BOXI Management Information

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobseeker's allowance claimants aged (a) 18 to 24 and (b) 25 to 59 years old in each region have completed a work trial in each of the last 24 months; and if she will make a statement. (293594)

11,239 work trials have been completed by jobseeker's allowance customers from April 2009 to September 2009. The totals of the in-month figures are considerably lower than the total number of work trials completed. This is because the in-month figures are a snapshot taken on a particular date in the month, whereas the total figure reflects subsequent work trials that took place.

The information requested is not available in the format requested. Such information that is available is in the following table:

Work trial: jobseeker's allowance completers April 2009 to September 2009

Region

April

May

June

July

August

September

East Midlands

81

82

92

120

117

84

East of England

18

53

31

41

31

49

London

144

238

144

259

194

272

North East

86

151

93

125

73

111

North West

132

195

158

239

162

170

Office for Scotland

170

231

215

210

126

189

Office for Wales

46

53

54

81

58

66

South East

49

76

120

238

145

182

South West

26

56

87

117

59

67

West Midlands

93

99

122

156

156

150

Yorkshire and the Humber

144

285

182

257

199

198

Source:

BOXI Management Information