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Future Jobs Fund

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how Future Jobs Fund placements will be categorised in the labour market statistics. (306368)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Jil Matheson, dated December 2009:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how Future Job Fund placements will be categorised within labour market statistics. (306368)

Labour market statistics are compiled according to internationally agreed guidelines specified by the International Labour Organisation—an agency of the United Nations. In accordance with these guidelines, people on all government supported training and employment programmes are categorised as being in employment.