The BBC version of the story also reports the Committee's concern about A4e. "They expected the Department for Work and Pensions to 'urgently' publish the results of its investigation into allegations against the firm regarding the Mandatory Work Activity work experience scheme, adding that Parliament had 'significant interest' in the firm's financial affairs." And that's a bit confusing, because of course the DWP's "investigation" is supposed to be into all A4e's contracts, not just MWA.
But publishing any sort of results doesn't seem to be a matter of urgency for the government. Figures for the WP are not set to be disclosed until August. Meanwhile, "Unofficial figures seen by the BBC in February suggested about 20% of unemployed people who have been signed up for at least six months have been found a job." (There's an extraneous word in there - "been". People have found a job, often without any help.) Now, the dead weight figure, according to Grayling - the numbers who would have found work anyway - is 28%. What does that tell us?