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Future Jobs Fund

Volume 508: debated on Monday 29 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether she has received recent reports of the notification of Jobcentre Plus of Future Jobs Fund vacancies which have not met the Future Jobs Fund criteria; and if she will make a statement. (320299)

Guidance and criteria are available on the internet and from Jobcentre Plus.

To ensure that the jobs meet the criteria, bids are rigorously assessed before we award the grant, and Jobcentre Plus also checks individual vacancies at the point when they are notified.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment she has made of the geographical distribution of jobs created through Future Jobs Fund funding. (323492)

The geographical distribution of jobs created through the future jobs fund is subject to continuous review with Government offices and Jobcentre Plus to ensure good coverage across Great Britain.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many successful bidders for Future Jobs Fund funding have since suspended their job offers under the scheme. (323494)

This information is not available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. Jobcentre Plus works with all successful bidders to ensure that future jobs fund jobs are filled by the most suitable candidate.