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Independent Review Service for the Social Fund
The Disability Rights Commission, which was referred to in the March 2006 question, was dissolved from September 2007 and its paper and electronic records have been archived. The Department would incur disproportionate cost in accessing these records to obtain the required information.
Jonathan Shaw: The following table gives information on waste produced and recycled by the Department for Work and Pensions for 2007-08. It reflects the information reported within the 2008 Sustainable Development in Government report.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of measuring compliance with its targets under its public service agreements in the last 12 months for which figures are available. 
Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many employers have signed up to the Jobcentre Plus local employment partnerships; how many people have found employment through the scheme (a) in each year since the scheme was launched and (b) in each of the last 24 months in each (i) region and (ii) Jobcentre Plus district. 
The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question asking how many employers have signed up to Jobcentre Plus' Local Employment partnerships; how many people have found employment through the scheme (a) in each year since the scheme was launched and (b) in each of the last 24 months in each (i)
region and (ii) Jobcentre Plus district. These are matters that fall within the responsibilities delegated to me as Acting Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus.
Through Local Employment Partnerships (LEPs), Jobcentre Plus and its partners work in business partnership with employers. LEPs aim to enable employers to recruit more of our priority customers - people who don't have a job and who, because of the relative disadvantage they face in the labour market, can often be overlooked in the recruitment process.
LEPs were announced in the March 2007 budget, covering at that stage five major retailers. In July 2007 the Government announced that the LEP approach would be extended to all sectors of the economy. For Jobcentre Plus, the essential first stage of this expanded LEP initiative was an extensive programme of employer engagement - negotiations with many individual employers to establish whether, and in what specific ways, the employer could agree to work through an LEP-style business partnership.
By the end of July 2007 25 employers had committed to working with us through LEPs; by the end of December 2007 that number had grown to more than 300. During 2008 we continued to engage with new employers, including at local level many small and medium sized enterprises. By the end of January 2009 more than 20,000 employers had recruited through LEPs.
Jobcentre Plus has collected administrative data on the numbers of people finding jobs through LEPs since the initiative began. This process does not involve the same quality assurance approach as National Statistics: our administrative data is internally validated to assure its accuracy, in line with NAO guidelines. Monthly figures are available starting from November 2007, when a new system for recording outcomes was introduced.
I enclose at Annex 1 a Table showing, by Jobcentre Plus Region and District, the numbers of people recorded as having found jobs through LEPs in each month from November 2007 and a cumulative figure for the period up to and including October 2007. (The total number of LEP job outcomes recorded before November 2007 was 1,551.)
The Table shows that, by the end of January 2009, the latest month for which complete information is available, a total of 116,805 LEP job outcomes had been recorded by Jobcentre Plus.
|N umber of people recorded as having found jobs through Local Employment Partnerships|
|Job outcomes up to and including October 2007||November 2007||December 2007||January 2008||February 2008||March 2008||Total job outcomes 2007-08|
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