MP probes of work experience for jobless
Date posted: 06-07-2012
THURROCK MP, Jackie Doyle Price rose on the floor of the House of Commons to ask: “What recent assessment he has made of the benefits for jobseekers of undertaking work experience.
Iain Duncan Smith (Secretary of State, Work and Pensions; Chingford and Woodford Green, Conservative)
“Early analysis shows that approximately half of participants are off benefit within 21 weeks of starting a work experience placement.
“I am delighted that, despite a campaign run by anarchists and members of the Labour party, just like hon. Gentlemen on the Benches opposite me, to try to blight the chances of these young people, employers continue to come forward to join this excellent scheme.
“Young people have overwhelmingly shown that they want this valuable experience by continuing to volunteer to do their part.”