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New Deal for Lone Parents: Take-up

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many participants there were in the new deal for lone parents each month since 1998; and how many in each month successfully found employment. (119987)

[holding answer 8 February 2007]: The information is in the table:

New deal for lone parents

Month/year

Participants

People gaining a job

1998

November

10,820

1,220

December

13,070

830

1999

January

19,380

1,480

February

27,240

1,990

March

35,540

2,460

April

39,960

3,170

May

42,440

2,760

June

43,620

2,640

July

45,310

2,910

August

46,320

2,180

September

50,200

3,270

October

54,770

5,490

November

56,190

4,810

December

51,650

2,890

2000

January

53,230

3,290

February

56,710

3,670

March

60,410

5,060

April

61,730

3,680

May

62,810

3,900

June

63,440

4,920

July

63,420

3,760

August

62,820

3,470

September

65,590

6,030

October

65,950

5,000

November

64,570

5,150

December

60,710

3,940

2001

January

61,620

3,620

February

62,630

3,810

March

63,450

5,140

April

61,820

4,170

May

60,970

4,160

June

60,750

4,990

July

60,530

3,880

August

60,610

4,400

September

62,220

5,880

October

60,550

5,840

November

61,280

7,190

December

59,310

3,360

2002

January

61,860

4,060

February

65,150

4,780

March

68,990

6,380

April

69,800

5,290

May

72,970

7,030

June

74,700

5,250

July

76,120

5,200

August

76,390

6,600

September

81,460

8,200

October

82,460

7,210

November

81,490

8,000

December

77,480

3,360

2003

January

79,080

5,210

February

80,750

4,590

March

81,850

4,860

April

82,190

4,540

May

82,610

6,320

June

84,270

5,550

July

84,570

5,190

August

84,730

5,840

September

88,220

8,400

October

90,380

9,750

November

89,970

7,460

December

85,890

4,620

2004

January

87,040

6,580

February

89,110

5,930

March

89,970

6,610

April

88,810

7,470

May

87,690

6,650

June

85,690

6,000

July

82,640

6,990

August

80,390

5,300

September

80,390

8,290

October

81,060

10,630

November

79,270

8,310

December

72,650

5,250

2005

January

73,980

5,560

February

74,570

6,220

March

73,990

5,330

April

72,950

7,260

May

70,650

6,150

June

68,660

5,340

July

66,970

5,810

August

65,680

4,390

September

68,180

8,660

October

68,180

6,880

November

67,120

6,580

December

62,410

4,360

2006

January

63,100

4,230

February

64,140

4,800

March

63,450

6,220

April

60,700

4,350

May

58,300

4,290

June

56,870

4,810

July

54,910

3,510

August

53,040

3,270

Notes:

1. The table includes separate figures for the number of people participating in a particular month, and the number of people gaining a job in a particular month.

2. People participating in a particular month may have gained a job in a subsequent month, and so will be recorded in that month as gaining a job.

3. New deal for lone parents started in October 1998.

4. Latest data is to August 2006.

Source:

Information Directorate, Department for Work and Pensions