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New Deal

Volume 457: debated on Thursday 8 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he expects the Government’s Building on the New Deal policy to be included in the documents to be produced at the time of the Chancellor’s next Budget; and if he will make a statement. (104679)

We are unable to say what will be included in Budget documents.

We have been considering the Building on New Deal strategy in the light of Spending Review settlement resources, respective priorities, and commitments in the Welfare Reform Green Paper. We are still committed to the Building on New Deal principles of tailoring, personalisation, and devolution, and these are being taken forward through the introduction of the more far-reaching City Strategy.