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New Deal

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the total expenditure was on each New Deal programme for each year since 1997-98. (118798)

The available information is in the following table.

£ million

New deal for young people

New deal for 25 plus

New deal for young people and new deal 25 plus

New deal for 50 plus

New deal for lone parents

New deal for disabled people

New deal for partners

Total

1997-98

12

12

1998-99

162

17

1

180

1999-2000

282

71

1

12

15

381

2000-01

293

42

45

14

7

1

402

2001-02

219

140

82

9

4

2

456

2002-03

221

167

82

18

16

504

2003-04

264

189

41

20

28

542

2004-05

254

179

3

24

65

1

526

2005-06

3231

1

26

68

1

419

Total

1,707

805

3231

255

124

203

5

3,422

Notes:

1. There is no split currently available between new deal for young people and new deal 25 plus for 2005-06. The expenditure has been presented as a combined figure until an apportionment is made in the departmental report.

2. Spend data include all new deal programme costs and allowances paid to participants apart from the 50 plus element of the working tax credit. As this is not included, new deal 50 plus costs reduce after 2002-03.

3. Following agreement with HM Treasury in 2002-03, ring fences were removed from new deal. Administrative costs are excluded as it is no longer possible to identify the costs of administering the costs of each new deal separately from the costs of other labour market activities.

4. Expenditure data include start-up costs.

5. Following changes to the new deal 25 plus programme in April 2001 when a mandatory intensive activity period was introduced, programme costs rose significantly.

6. Expenditure for new deal for partners in 2002-03 and 2003-04 is not recorded in the table as, excluding administrative costs, costs were around £300,000 for both years and all figures are rounded to the nearest million. New deal for partners was re-launched in April 2004.

7. Programme start dates are: new deal for young people: January 1998; new deal 25 plus: July 1998; new deal for lone parents: October 1998; new deal for partners: April 1999; new deal 50 plus: April 2000; new deal for disabled people: July 2001 (new deal for disabled people pilots ran from September 1998 to June 2001).

8. Latest figures are to March 2006.

Source:

DWP Departmental Reports 2004-05, Jobcentre Plus Accounts 2005-06

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost was of the new deal programme in each of the years for which figures are available since its inception, broken down by region. (133456)

[holding answer 23 April 2007]: The information is in the following table.

New deal spend by region/country

£ million

Region

1997-98

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Total

East Midlands

8

17

18

20

21

20

20

13

136

East of England

7

14

14

13

14

16

17

18

112

London

11

33

36

39

51

66

77

59

371

North East

12

25

28

31

31

32

30

19

207

North West

14

37

40

43

43

51

44

39

311

Office for Scotland

10

34

40

38

45

46

42

31

286

Office for Wales

7

20

23

21

24

23

22

13

154

South East

6

12

14

12

15

18

22

23

121

South West

9

17

19

18

18

19

21

16

137

West Midlands

8

20

22

30

31

33

31

21

196

Yorkshire and Humberside

18

36

39

36

38

37

33

36

273

Non regional1

12

70

115

110

155

174

182

168

131

1,118

Total

212

180

381

402

456

504

542

526

419

3,422

1 Relates to centrally administered expenditure, some of which is spent locally, for example, new deal allowances. Also includes new deal programme research.

2 Expenditure in the 1997-98 financial year was centrally administered.

Notes:

1. Figures exclude administrative expenditure.

2. Figures are subject to rounding differences and totals may not sum due to rounding.

Source:

Departmental Report up to March 2005;

Jobcentre Plus Accounts to March 2006.