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New Deal

Volume 403: debated on Thursday 10 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his answer of 12 March 2003, Official Report, column 335, on the New Deal, how many individuals embarked upon test trading under (a) the New Deal for Young People and (b) the New Deal 25 Plus, in each period listed. [104628]

New Deal for Young People

Total numbers of people starting test trading

April 1998 to December 20003,400
January to December 20011,050
January to September 2002900

New Deal 25 plus

Total numbers of people starting test trading

April to December 20011910
January to September 20023,020

Source: New Deal Evaluation Database

Note:1 New Deal 25 plus did not have a self-employment option until it was enhanced in April 2001.

In the answer given to the hon. Member, on 12 March, Official Report, column 335W, the table for the New Deal 25 plus was incorrectly labelled. The section labelled as January to December 2002 should have read January to September 2002.

The corrected table is as follows:

New Deal 25 plus


Left New Deal for sustained employment following test trading


April 1998 to December 200130
January to September 2002410


1 Figures include people who moved into sustained employment as employees following test trading.

2 New Deal 25 Plus did not have a self-employed option until it was enhanced in April 2001.

3 Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

Source: Labour Market System and New Deal Evaluation Database