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New Deal Schemes

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have been on the (a) New Deal for young people, (b) New Deal 25 plus, (c) New Deal 50 plus, (d) New Deal for disabled people and (e) New Deal for lone parents (i) once, (ii) twice, (iii) three times, (iv) four times, (v) five times, (vi) six times, (vii) seven times, (viii) eight times, (ix) nine times and (x) 10 times. (144121)

The information is in the following table.

New Deal

Number of times participants have started

Once only

Twice

Three times

Four times

Five times

Six times

Seven times

Eight times

Nine times

Ten times

New Deal for Young People

847,740

231,260

72,840

19,360

3,580

390

30

0

0

0

New Deal 25plus

490,190

129,970

45,330

14,920

3,620

500

40

10

0

0

New Deal 50plus

79,330

1,570

40

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

New Deal for Disabled People

216,560

21,680

3,340

630

120

30

10

0

New Deal for Lone Parents

516,950

159,270

49,780

15,520

4,580

1,410

380

110

30

10

Notes: 1 Latest available information on starts to New Deal is to February 2007. 2. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10. 3. 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. 4. Data for starts to New Deal 50 plus are only available from January 2004. Source: New Deal Evaluation Database, Information Directorate, Department for Work and Pensions.