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New Deal for Long Term Unemployed

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 29 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were on the new deal 25 plus programme for the (a) first time, (b) second time, (c) third time, (d) fourth time, (e) fifth time and (f) sixth time or greater in each month since 1998. (124440)

[holding answer 1 March 2007]: Some people will return to new deal after leaving the programme, but this is inevitable in a dynamic labour market. New deal 25 plus has to be considered in the context of the people it sets out to help. People who suffer long periods of unemployment can find it particularly difficult to get back to and remain in work. The longer they are unemployed, the greater the barriers to getting work, and helping them into work is a considerable achievement.

The available information is in the following table.

New deal 25 plus participants

Participating for

Month

First time

Second time

Third time

Fourth time

Fifth time

Sixth time or greater

April 2001

7,500

2,330

720

30

0

0

May 2001

13,990

3,850

1,050

50

0

0

June 2001

20,690

5,380

1,360

90

0

0

July 2001

25,370

6,490

1,590

150

0

0

August 2001

30,820

7,710

1,860

250

0

0

September 2001

33,960

8,720

2,150

380

10

0

October 2001

35,900

9,660

2,730

550

10

0

November2001

37,950

11,040

3,530

780

10

0

December 2001

39,680

11,770

4,060

870

20

0

January 2002

40,180

12,020

4,290

1,010

20

0

February 2002

40,400

11,940

4,420

1,050

20

0

March 2002

40,610

11,830

4,550

1,180

20

0

April 2002

40,770

11,750

4,640

1,210

20

0

May 2002

40,920

11,960

4,910

1,250

30

0

June 2002

40,710

11,900

5,090

1,240

30

0

July 2002

40,230

12,070

5,320

1,320

40

0

August 2002

39,630

12,270

5,540

1,450

50

0

September 2002

38,740

12,140

5,650

1,580

60

0

October 2002

41,170

12,700

6,190

1,870

80

0

November 2002

42,330

13,270

6,660

2,090

90

0

December 2002

43,060

13,550

6,860

2,220

110

0

January 2003

42,950

13,520

6,930

2,370

120

0

February 2003

42,470

13,340

6,880^

2,400

120

10

March 2003

41,990

13,110

6,730

2,340

130

0

April 2003

42,060

13,100

6,650

2,350

130

10

May 2003

42,270

13,020

6,450

2,230

130

10

June 2003

41,910

12,700

6,170

2,120

130

10

July 2003

41,420

12,610

5,860

2,000

140

10

August 2003

40,900

12,530

5,650

1,920

130

10

September 2003

40,200

12,410

5,450

1,810

140

10

October 2003

39,380

12,380

5,280

1,750

150

10

November 2003

38,510

12,420

5,180

1,690

170

10

December 2003

38,340

12,590

5,160

1,690

190

10

January 2004

37,560

12,690

5,060

1,660

200

10

February 2004

36,830

12,660

5,060

1,630

230

10

March 2004

35,820

12,680

4,950

1,630

250

10

April 2004

35,130

12,660

4,930

1,680

300

10

May 2004

34,970

12,740

4,900

1,710

300

20

June 2004

34,610

12,760

4,880

1,740

330

20

July 2004

34,660

12,660

4,850

1,810

350

10

August 2004

35,010

12,820

4,990

1,930

390

20

September 2004

34,700

12,820

4,990

1,970

410

20

October 2004

34,250

12,740

4,990

2,020

450

30

November 2004

34,210

12,730

5,040

2,080

470

40

December 2004

34,670

12,940

5,110

2,220

510

50

January 2005

34,540

13,010

5,030

2,210

510

50

February 20005

34,550

13,040

5,030

2,210

550

50

March 2005

34,110

12,870

5,000

2,170

580

40

April 2005

33,440

12,610

4,950

2,140

630

40

May 2005

33,000

12,570

4,950

2,110

630

50

June 2005

32,500

12,550

4,920

2,120

650

50

July 2005

31,670

12,280

4,870

2,050

650

60

August 2005

31,230

12,150

4,820

2,070

650

60

September 2005

30,380

11,850

4,740

2,000

660

60

October 2005

29,680

11,610

4,700

2,020

650

60

November 2005

29,330

11,540

4,680

1,960

630

60

December 2005

29,410

11,690

4,790

1,970

640

70

January 2006

29,460

11,540

4,720

1,970

640

70

February 2006

29,570

11,640

4,760

1,940

640

80

March 2006

29,510

11,570

4,750

2,000

660

80

April 2006

29,460

11,590

4,810

2,040

680

80

May 2006

29,790

11,650

4,920

2,070

680

110

June 2006

29,860

11,720

4,990

2,130

700

120

July 2006

30,020

11,860

5,040

2,180

730

120

August 2006

30,460

12,030

5,190

2,250

780

130

Notes:

1. Data on participants is only available from April 2001, when the programme was enhanced.

2. Latest information is at August 2006.

3. Figures are rounded to nearest 10.

Source:

Information Directorate, DWP