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New Deal

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of new deal leavers entered sustained, unsubsidised jobs in each year since the scheme began. (111293)

The available information is in the following table.

Percentage of leavers to sustained unsubsidised employment from new deal

New deal for young people

New deal 25 plus

New deal for lone parents

1998

51

9

1999

45

20

2000

43

31

2001

42

32

35

2002

40

28

35

2003

40

27

31

2004

39

30

30

2005

34

28

28

Notes:

1. Years are calendar years.

2. Latest complete year information is to December 2005.

3. The percentages in the table are calculated from all those who leave the programme, regardless of whether they directly enter employment.

4. A person is defined as leaving new deal for young people and new deal 25 plus to sustained, unsubsidised, employment if they do not return to claim jobseeker’s allowance within 13 weeks.

5. Information for leavers from new deal 25 plus is only available from April 2001 onwards.

6. A person is defined as leaving new deal for lone parents to sustained, unsubsidised, employment if they have gained a job that lasts at least 13 weeks, as measured within the Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.

7. A measure of sustainability is not available for new deal for partners and new deal 50 plus.

8. Although a measure of sustainability is available for new deal for disabled people (NDDP), information is not available on whether the immediate destination of leavers from NDDP is to sustained, unsubsidised, employment.

9. Start dates for each programme are: New Deal for Young People: January 1998; New Deal 25 Plus: July 1998; New Deal for Lone Parents: October 1998.

Source:

Information Directorate, Department for Work and Pensions.