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Document ID 
PQ 1677242 
Group 
Parliamentary Questions  
Type 
Oral Questions  
Date 
05/03/2012 
Session 
10/12 
Member 
Gilmore, Sheila 
Responding 
Grayling, Chris 
Minister 
Department 
Department for Work and Pensions 
Subject Terms  Employment schemes - Young people 
Title 
Youth Contract 
Interest 
No 
Declared 
Failed Oral 
No 
Status 
Answered 
Legislature 
House of Commons (HoC) 
Place 
Commons Chamber 
Web Location 
Full text 
Hansard 
541 c550 
Location 
Question 
 If the scheme is to cover 5% of those in the NEET category-those not in education, employment 
or training-what plans does the Minister have for the other 95%? 
Answer 
I assume that the hon. Lady is referring to the programme that we have just announced for 16 to 
17-year-olds. Of course, the big challenge with that age group is not the total number of NEETs, 
because most young people move quickly back into education. However, there is a hard core of 
young people who spend long periods not in education or employment, and they are not in the 
benefits system either, so we have no direct means of engaging with them. I hope and believe that 
the new approach-founded on payment by results, with charitable and private sector groups 
working together to try to reach that audience-will make a big difference to engaging with them 
and getting them back into either employment or education. 

 
Document ID 
PQ 1675145 
Group 
Parliamentary Questions  
Type 
Written Questions  
Date 
01/03/2012 
Date Tabled 
27/02/2012 
Session 
10/12 
Member 
Gilmore, Sheila 
Responding 
Grayling, Chris 
Minister 
Department 
Department for Work and Pensions 
Subject Terms  Employment schemes - Young people 
Title 
Employment Schemes: Young People 
PQ Number 
97664 
Interest 
No 
Declared 
Failed Oral 
No 
Status 
Answered 
Legislature 
House of Commons (HoC) 
Place 
Commons Chamber 
Web Location 
Full text 
Hansard 
541 c423W 
Location 
Question 
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many young people aged between (a) 16 
and 18 and (b) 18 and 25 years have undertaken Get Britain Working work experience in (i) the 
UK, (ii) Scotland and (iii) Edinburgh since January 2011.  
Answer 
Official statistics for the work experience strand of the Get Britain Working measures, up to and 
including November 2011, were published on 15 February 2012.Between January and November 
2011 in Great Britain, there were 32,200 starts to a Get Britain Working work experience 
placement. Of these 32,200: in Great Britain, 50 were aged 16 or 17 and 31,540 were between 18 
and 25;  in Scotland, 10 were aged 16 or 17 and 2,280 were aged between 18 and 25;  in the City 
of Edinburgh local authority, less than 10 were aged 16 or 17 and 140 were aged between 18 and 
25.  Source:  Data Source: DWP LMS opportunities evaluation database February 2012. Due to 
Data Protection protocols, values less than 10 are not revealed to avoid unnecessary disclosure and 
any figures above 10 are rounded to the nearest 10. 

 
Document ID 
PQ 1675146 
Group 
Parliamentary Questions  
Type 
Written Questions  
Date 
01/03/2012 
Date Tabled 
27/02/2012 
Session 
10/12 
Member 
Gilmore, Sheila 
Responding 
Grayling, Chris 
Minister 
Department 
Department for Work and Pensions 
Subject Terms  Employment schemes - Young people 
Title 
Employment Schemes: Young People 
PQ Number 
97665 
Interest 
No 
Declared 
Failed Oral 
No 
Status 
Answered 
Legislature 
House of Commons (HoC) 
Place 
Commons Chamber 
Web Location 
Full text 
Hansard 
541 c423-4W 
Location 
Question 
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many young people aged between 
(a) 16 and 18 and (b) 18 and 25 years who undertook Get Britain Working work experience have 
obtained permanent employment with the employer with which they undertook that work 
experience in (i) the UK, (ii) Scotland and (iii) Edinburgh since January 2011;  
Answer 
The Department does not hold information on the number of young people who participated in 
work experience and obtained permanent employment broken down by whether their employer 
was one with which they undertook their placement or not.The available statistics on work 
experience participant outcomes were published on 9 November 2011. These showed that 51% of 
those who started on the programme in January-March 2011 were not in receipt of benefit 13 
weeks later. 

 
Document ID 
PQ 1675147 
Group 
Parliamentary Questions  
Type 
Written Questions  
Date 
01/03/2012 
Date Tabled 
27/02/2012 
Session 
10/12 
Member 
Gilmore, Sheila 
Responding 
Grayling, Chris 
Minister 
Department 
Department for Work and Pensions 
Subject Terms  Employment schemes - Young people 
Title 
Employment Schemes: Young People 
PQ Number 
97666 
Interest 
No 
Declared 
Failed Oral 
No 
Status 
Answered 
Legislature 
House of Commons (HoC) 
Place 
Commons Chamber 
Web Location 
Full text 
Hansard 
541 c423-4W 
Location 
Question 
(2) how many young people aged between (a) 16 and 18 and (b) 18 and 25 years who undertook 
Get Britain Working work experience have obtained permanent employment with an employer 
other than that with which they undertook work experience in (i) the UK, (ii) Scotland and (iii) 
Edinburgh since January 2011.  
Answer 
The Department does not hold information on the number of young people who participated in 
work experience and obtained permanent employment broken down by whether their employer 
was one with which they undertook their placement or not.The available statistics on work 
experience participant outcomes were published on 9 November 2011. These showed that 51% of 
those who started on the programme in January-March 2011 were not in receipt of benefit 13 
weeks later. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Document ID 
PQ 1662038 
Group 
Parliamentary Questions  
Type 
Written Questions  
Date 
10/01/2012 
Date Tabled 
20/12/2011 
Session 
10/12 
Member 
Gilmore, Sheila 
Responding 
Miller, Maria 
Minister 
Department 
Department for Work and Pensions 
Subject Terms  Employment schemes 
Title 
Employment Schemes 
PQ Number 
88690 
Interest 
No 
Declared 
Failed Oral 
No 
Status 
Answered 
Legislature 
House of Commons (HoC) 
Place 
Commons Chamber 
Web Location 
Full text 
Hansard 
538 c215W 
Location 
Question 
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants have been referred from 
(a) employment support allowance and (b) jobseeker's allowance to Work Choice since its 
introduction in October 2010 in (i) Edinburgh, (ii) Scotland and (iii) the UK.  
Answer 
The Department is working to guidelines set by the UK Statistics Authority to ensure we are able 
to publish official statistics on referrals to Work Choice in spring 2012. These timescales take 
account of the newness of the provision and the length of time it will take for sustained job 
outcomes to be realised. 

 
Document ID 
PQ 1655707 
Group 
Parliamentary Questions  
Type 
Oral Questions  
Date 
28/11/2011 
Session 
10/12 
Member 
Gilmore, Sheila 
Responding 
Grayling, Chris 
Minister 
Department 
Department for Work and Pensions 
Subject Terms  Unemployed people - Work experience 
Title 
Work Experience 
Interest 
No 
Declared 
Failed Oral 
No 
Status 
Answered 
Legislature 
House of Commons (HoC) 
Place 
Commons Chamber 
Web Location 
Full text 
Hansard 
536 c660 
Location 
Question 
 Will the Minister comment on reports that even young people with qualifications are being sent 
for 13 weeks of shelf stacking? What sort of experience is that giving them? 
Answer 
I am always very disappointed to hear Members attacking major employers such as our 
supermarkets. A few months ago I met a man who had been long-term unemployed, who was 
given a job at one of our major supermarkets and who, within a few months, had graduated to 
running a department of 20. These are major employers with good opportunities, and we are about 
giving young people a start in life.