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New Deal

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 15 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will break down the number of repeat participants by the number of times each repeated for each New Deal programme in each year since the programme started. (102115)

More than two thirds of the people who start new deal are new to the programme and, of those who have been on new deal so far this year, less than 10 per cent. have participated more than twice. Some people will move in and out of employment after leaving new deal, but this is inevitable in a dynamic labour market.

People who suffer long periods of unemployment can find it particularly difficult getting back to work. The longer they are unemployed, the greater the barriers are to getting work. Getting people who face such barriers into work is a considerable achievement and we are working to ensure that every new deal entrant benefits from the adviser support and advice they receive to help them find and remain in employment.

The available information is in the following tables.

New deal for young people, participants in year

Number of people who have participated

Total participants

Twice

Three times

Four times

Five times

Six times

Seven times

Eight times

1998

214,040

1,450

10

0

0

0

0

0

1999

223,050

24,920

370

0

0

0

0

0

2000

201,500

55,640

3,650

90

0

0

0

0

2001

185,520

52,790

13,190

670

30

0

0

0

2002

184,590

46,500

18,080

2,880

170

10

0

0

2003

190,030

44,800

18,460

5,100

590

40

0

0

2004

173,090

39,310

15,820

5,100

950

90

10

0

2005

170,950

38,970

14,970

4,930

1,050

110

10

10

New deal 25-plus, participants in year

Number of people who have participated

Total participants

Twice

Three times

Four times

Five times

Six times

Seven times

1998

78,230

40

0

0

0

0

0

1999

148,880

20,140

90

0

0

0

0

2000

124,470

41,720

8,330

70

0

0

0

2001

124,600

28,330

10,180

1,230

20

0

0

2002

122,190

23,640

11,740

3,680

160

0

0

2003

113,930

22,710

9,660

3,360

350

30

0

2004

104,140

22,550

8,450

3,530

850

60

10

2005

89,600

19,780

7,640

3,270

1,110

100

20

New deal for lone parents, participants in year

Number of people who have participated

Total participants

Twice

Three times

Four times

Five times

Six times

Seven times

Eight times

1998

15,980

20

0

0

0

0

0

0

1999

105,800

5,000

130

0

0

0

0

0

2000

116,020

13,590

1,020

50

0

0

0

0

2001

121,390

20,070

2,940

320

20

0

0

0

2002

151,610

33,380

7,060

1,180

190

20

0

0

2003

163,130

39,080

11,220

2,620

560

100

10

10

2004

180,460

46,390

15,820

4,740

1,280

320

80

30

2005

165,800

45,100

17,840

6,390

1,980

610

170

40

New deal for partners, participants in year

Total participants

Twice

2004

1,980

0

2005

3,540

40

New deal for disabled people, participants in year

Number of people who have participated

Total participants

Twice

Three times

Four times

Five times

Six times

2001

7,370

180

20

10

0

0

2002

35,640

1,430

110

20

0

0

2003

60,600

3,420

450

70

10

0

2004

100,040

7,330

880

130

20

0

2005

135,760

11,400

1,580

300

60

10

New deal 50-plus, participants in year

Number of people who have participated

Total participants

Twice

Three times

2004

37,170

140

0

2005

54,130

710

10

Notes:

1. Latest complete calendar year data is to December 2005.

2. New deal for 25-plus data for 1998 relate to July to December.

3. New deal for lone parents data for 1998 relate to October to December.

4. New deal for partners data are only available from 2004 and for that year is for April to December.

5. New deal for disabled people data for 2001 relate to July to December.

6. New deal 50-plus data are only available from 2004.

7. People are included as participating in a particular year if they are recorded as participating at any point in that year. People participating on the programme in more than one year are included in the table in each relevant year.

8. Components may not sum to total due to rounding.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of (a) men and (b) women leaving (i) the New Deal for Young People and (ii) New Deal 25 Plus (A) found a sustained job, (B) returned to out-of-work benefit immediately on leaving the programme and (C) returned to out-of-work benefit within 12 months, in each year since each programme was established. (106010)

The available information is in the following tables.

New deal for young people

Immediate destination1 on leaving new deal for young people

Percentage of leavers to sustained employment2

Percentage of leavers to employment and benefits3

Percentage of leavers to out-of work benefits4

Percentage returning to claim out-of-work benefits4 within 12 months of leaving the programme5

Men

1998

53

3

10

38

1999

46

5

22

53

2000

44

4

24

55

2001

42

3

23

56

2002

41

3

22

55

2003

41

3

22

53

2004

39

3

21

52

2005

35

2

24

Women

1998

46

2

16

31

1999

42

5

28

42

2000

41

4

30

43

2001

40

3

29

45

2002

38

3

30

46

2003

38

3

30

45

2004

37

3

29

43

2005

34

2

30

New deal 25 plus

Immediate destination1 on leaving new deal 25 plus

Percentage of leavers to sustained employment2

Percentage of leavers to employment and benefits3

Percentage of leavers to out-of work benefits4

Percentage returning to claim out-of work benefits4 within 12 months of leaving the programme5

Men

1998

30

1999

33

2000

35

2001

32

2

39

37

2002

28

2

47

37

2003

27

2

48

38

2004

31

3

43

39

2005

28

2

45

Women

1998

30

1999

32

2000

33

2001

30

8

42

32

2002

26

1

48

34

2003

25

1

48

32

2004

29

10

44

32

2005

27

10

46

1 An immediate destination is defined as within two weeks of leaving new deal. For new deal 25 plus, this information is only available from April 2001 onwards.

2 Sustained employment is defined as not returning to claim jobseeker’s allowance for 13 weeks after leaving new deal for young people or new deal 25 plus to a job.

3 Includes people who gain a job which lasts beyond 13 weeks but who are also claiming a benefit during, or for part of that period.

4 Includes jobseeker’s allowance, incapacity benefit and income support.

5 Data are up to December 2004 to allow for a 12 month gap from leaving the programme.

Note:

All data are for complete calendar years apart from 1998 which, for new deal 25 plus, are from July when the programme started.

Source:

Department for Work and Pensions Information Directorate

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been spent on the New Deal since 2 May 1997; and how many jobs have been created by the scheme. (106387)

Up to March 2006, £4.815 billion had been spent on the new deal programme since the programme started in January 1998.

Up until May 2006, 1,673,030 people had been helped into work through new deal.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the total expenditure on providing for participants to attend a certified vocational training course when taking part in the Employment Option of the New Deal for Young People was in each year since 1998. (124054)