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Pathways-to-work Pilots

Volume 447: debated on Monday 12 June 2006

19. To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he plans to publish a full cost-benefit analysis in relation to Pathways-to-Work pilots. (76111)

We intend to publish a cost-benefit analysis of Pathways next year. This analysis will be based on new and repeat customers in the first seven Path-ways areas.

However, Pathways to Work is an acknowledged success story. For the fourth quarter in a row, the number of people claiming incapacity benefits has shown a significant year-on-year fall-down 61,000 to stand at 2.71 million.