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Welfare to Work

Volume 463: debated on Monday 1 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what Government welfare to work programmes have been instituted since 1997; what the (a) duration and (b) cost of each programme has been; how many people were placed in full-time permanent employment as a result of each programme; and what the average duration of such employment was. (152705)

Information is available on the number of people placed into work through welfare to work programmes, but not on the average duration of jobs gained, or whether employment gained was full-time and permanent.

The available information is in the following table.

Cost and duration of welfare to work programmers instituted since 1997

Cost (£ million)

Duration

New Deal for Young people

11.895

1998-present

New Deal 25 Plus

2939

1998-present

New Deal for Young People and New Deal 25 Plus

3322

New Deal for Lone Parents

166

1998-present

New Deal for Partners

6

1999-present

New Deal 50 Plus

255

2000-present

New Deal for Disabled People

276

2001 -present

Pathways (IB Reforms)

81

2003-present

Work Based Learning for Adults

811

2001-06

Short Intensive Basic Skills

16

2001-06

Action Teams

162

2000-06

Employment Zones

623

2000-present

Progress2work

89

2002-present

Link-Up

2002-present

Ethnic Minority Outreach

23

2002-06

1 Represents costs for New Deal for Young People (NDYP) up to March 2006.

2 Represents costs for New Deal 25 (ND25+) plus up to March 2006.

3 Represents combined costs for NDYP and ND25 plus for 2006-07. There is no split currently available between NDYP and ND25+ for 2006-07. The expenditure has been presented as a combined figure until an apportionment is made

Notes:

1. All others costs are to March 2007 and include start-up costs.

2. New Deal costs exclude admin expenditure as this is only available by individual programme up to 2002-03.

3. Cost figures are from published accounts and working papers and are rounded to the nearest £ million.

4. Progress2work and Link-Up costs cannot be separated. The total of £89 million is for both programmes.

5. Table excludes pilot programmes.

Source:

DWP Departmental Report 2005-06; Jobcentre Plus Accounts 2006-07