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Wales 'worst' for job scheme figures according to MP committee

Only one in nine people in Wales have found long-term employment under the UK government's flagship welfare-to-work scheme, a group of MPs has claimed.

The Welsh Affairs Select Committee says Wales' figures are the worst in the UK.

It also claims the Welsh government has prevented participants from accessing other publicly-funded training courses, hampering the programme's performance.

The Welsh government said European rules meant it could not support people on the Work Programme.

BBC Wales political reporter James Williams has more.

  • 04 Nov 2013
  • From the section Wales
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