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Pathways to Work

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 8 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his answer of 28 October 2005, Official Report, column 610W, to the hon. Member for Yeovil (Mr. Laws), if he will provide the figures collected by his Department since October 2005. (90188)

Of the 255,640 Pathways participants to the end of June 2006, there are only 159,080 for whom medical condition information is currently available. Of these 63,600 (40 per cent.) are classified as having a mental or behavioural disorder.

There have been 6,160 Pathways job entries for participants classified as having a mental or behavioural disorder.

Information is not available on the number of hours worked for Pathways job entries.

Source:

Pathways to Work Evaluation Database. (Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his answer of 14 November 2005, Official Report, columns 1008-09W, to the right hon. Member for Birkenhead (Mr. Field), on Pathways to Work, if he will provide the figures collected by his Department since November 2005. (90467)

The information is in the tables.

Number of incapacity benefit claims that have been terminated in the UK excluding Pathways to Work pilot areas

Quarter ending

All terminations

Terminations outside Pathways to Work areas

Percentage of terminations outside Pathways to Work areas

November 2003

180,300

172,900

95.9

February 2004

165,500

158,500

95.8

May 2004

168,200

150,900

89.7

August 2004

170,200

152,800

89.8

November 2004

170,000

153,900

90.6

February 2005

169,100

153,100

90.5

May 2005

171,000

155,800

91.1

August 2005

158,600

144,600

91.2

November 2005

158,100

143,700

90.9

February 2006

110,400

99,900

90.5

Number of severe disability allowance claims that have been terminated in the UK excluding Pathways to Work pilot areas

Quarter ending

All terminations

Terminations outside Pathways to Work areas

Percentage of terminations outside Pathways to Work areas

November 2003

3,500

3,400

97.7

February 2004

2,800

2,700

93.7

May 2004

2,400

2,200

91.7

August 2004

2,900

2,800

97.9

November 2004

2,600

2,400

93.0

February 2005

3,000

2,800

92.1

May 2005

2,500

2,300

92.9

August 2005

3,200

2,800

87.6

November 2005

2,800

2,600

91.4

February 2006

1,200

1,100

88.5

Notes: 1. Figures are rounded to the nearest hundred. Percentages are shown to one decimal place. 2. Figures for the latest quarter do not include any late notifications and are subject to major changes in future quarters. 3. Earlier quarters have been updated to include late notified terminations, including terminations for state pension. 4. Pathways to work pilot areas were introduced in October 2003 and updated in April 2004. The areas relevant to each quarter have been used ie Bridgend, Renfrewshire and Derbyshire for all quarters, plus Gateshead and South Tyneside, Somerset, Essex and East Lancashire from quarter ending May 2004. Source: DWP Information Directorate, 5 per cent. samples.