MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In your answer to MQ 2014/3467 you state that the West Croydon Investment Programme includes targets for engaging women to enter education and work.  Please detail, for each work stream of the 2007-13 ESF, the targets for participation by women and minority groups and full details of the internal and external audits on if the target is being met?


Answer for Unemployment

Answer for Unemployment

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The West Croydon Investment Programme is not ESF-funded.


Target participation for the London 2007-13 ESF Programme for people from minority groups is 56% for getting people into work (‘Priority 1’) and 37% for supporting skills for the workforce (‘Priority 2’). These targets have been surpassed.


The national ESF target for participation by women is 51% for Priority 1 and 50% for Priority 2.  In London participation rates of 44% under Priority 1 and 52% under Priority 2 are being achieved; both these figures exceed current female participation rates outside London, but there is more to do.   


No audits have raised concerns in relation to the targets.