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House of Commons Hansard
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11 November 2009
Volume 499
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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the number of people taking up the offer of a volunteering placement under her Department’s Six Month Offer in each month since April 2009; how many placements have been completed; and in how many instances no suitable placement was found. [297350]

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The information requested on the number of volunteering placements under the six month offer is shown in the following table. The latest figures available are for July 2009. The information requested on the number of placements completed and number of cases where no suitable placements could be found is not available.

Number of people taking up volunteering placements under the six month offer

Month

Number

April 2009

*

May 2009

90

June 2009

369

July 2009

730

Notes:

1. Figures are for Great Britain.

2. Values less than 10 are suppressed and marked with a “*”.

3. Any figures above 10 are rounded to the nearest 10.

4. Months are calendar months.

Source:

DWP research at:

http://research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/6month_offer.asp