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New Deal

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his statement of 4 June 2007, Official Report, column 3, on the new deal, if he will respond to the report by David Freud entitled Reducing dependency, increasing opportunity: options for the future before the summer recess. (143616)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent on the new deal for disabled people in each year since 2001. (142539)

The available information is in the following table.

New Deal for Disabled People

Spend (£ million)

2001-02

4

2002-03

16

2003-04

28

2004-05

65

2005-06

68

Notes:

1. Data are in financial not calendar years.

2. 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.

Source:

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what training is compulsory for people who are entering the new deal for disabled people for the (a) first time and (b) second and subsequent times; (143569)

(2) what training is compulsory for people who are entering the New Deal 50 plus for the (a) first time and (b) second and subsequent times;

(3) what training is compulsory for people who are entering the new deal for lone parents for the (a) first time and (b) second and subsequent times.

New deal for disabled people, new deal 50 plus and new deal for lone parents are all voluntary programmes and no element of these programmes is compulsory for participants.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many lone parents participated in the new deal in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the north east and (d) Great Britain in each year since its inception; (143274)

(2) how many people over 50 years participated in the new deal in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the north east and (d) the UK in each year since its inception;

(3) how many over 25-year-olds participated in the new deal in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the north east and (d) the UK in each year since its inception;

(4) how many young people in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the north east and (d) the UK participated in the new deal in each year since its inception;

(5) how many people in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the north east and (d) the UK participated in the new deal in each year since its inception.

The available information is in the following tables.

New deal in Jarrow parliamentary constituency

People starting

New deal for young people

New deal 25 plus

New deal for lone parents

New deal 50 plus

New deal

1998

330

60

10

400

1999

320

120

140

580

2000

260

120

170

550

2001

290

260

150

700

2002

260

290

150

700

2003

270

300

210

780

2004

290

210

270

50

830

2005

280

220

380

70

990

2006

400

330

340

30

1,110

New deal in South Tyneside local authority

People starting

New deal for young people

New deal 25 plus

New deal for lone parents

New deal 50 plus

New deal

1998

680

130

30

840

1999

680

270

300

1,250

2000

570

310

330

1,210

2001

630

650

340

1,620

2002

570

710

330

1,610

2003

620

700

420

1,740

2004

650

550

560

140

1,920

2005

670

570

740

220

2,260

2006

960

740

600

50

2,370

New deal in north east Jobcentre Plus region

People starting

New deal for young people

New deal 25 plus

New deal for lone parents

New deal 50 plus

New deal

1998

9,600

2,650

410

12,660

1999

9,200

4,570

3,240

17,010

2000

8,760

4,320

3,160

16,240

2001

8,430

5,620

3,790

18,610

2002

8,360

6,420

5,010

22,510

2003

8,610

5,470

5,410

23,270

2004

7,410

4,330

7,150

1,720

26,160

2005

8,290

4,620

7,670

1,830

28,150

2006

11,760

6,320

7,210

820

33,050

New deal in Great Britain

People starting

New deal for young people

New deal 25 plus

New deal for lone parents

New deal 50 plus

New deal

1998

137,010

40,430

8,860

186,300

1999

128,150

72,060

59,120

259,330

2000

115,370

60,530

59,130

235,030

2001

106,950

76,380

64,080

253,220

2002

110,730

81,610

86,690

303,650

2003

122,690

80,690

90,900

324,990

2004

115,760

80,250

114,660

36,090

397,780

2005

128,500

78,800

122,080

26,730

418,110

2006

178,690

94,210

115,240

15,930

469,170

Notes:

1. Information on new deal is available for Great Britain, not the UK.

2. Information for South Tyneside is available by local authority area.

3. Information for the north east is available by Jobcentre Plus region.

4. Information for new deal as a whole includes, where available, data for new deal for disabled people and new deal for partners. Individual new deal figures may thus not sum to totals.

5. Information on people joining the new deal 50 plus caseload is only available from January 2004.

6. Information is for individuals. If a person has started new deal more than once, only their latest start is included in the table.

Source:

New Deal Evaluation Database, Information Directorate, Department for Work and Pensions.