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Prisoners: Freshstart

Volume 702: debated on Tuesday 24 June 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many prisoners in England and Wales had a Freshstart meeting to arrange a jobseeker interview upon release in (a) 2005–06, (b) 2006–07 and (c) 2007–08. [HL4151]

The available information on the number of interviews booked is in the table.

Number of Jobseeker's interviews booked through Freshstart

England and Wales


Number of interviews booked

April 2005 to March 2006


April 2006 to March 2007


April 2007 to November 20071


Source: DWP Information Directorate


1. Central collection of Freshstart statistics was suspended by DWP in December 2007 due to data security issues arising from the HMRC data loss. Individual prison data are no longer collated centrally.