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New Deal Schemes: Disabled

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals participated in the new deal for disabled people in each year since its inception; and what estimate he has made of the number of people who will access (a) the new deal for disabled people and (b) pathways to work following the roll out of pathways to work, broken down by Jobcentre Plus district. (165524)

An estimate of the total number of people who will access new deal for disabled people (NDDP) and pathways to work, following roll out of pathways to work, broken down by Jobcentre Plus district, is not available.

Up to the end of August 2007, 271,180 people had participated in new deal for disabled people.

Information on the number of people starting the programme in each year is in the following table.

New deal for disabled people

Number of individuals starting

2001

5,740

2002

24,320

2003

30,260

2004

48,280

2005

58,140

2006

61,600

Notes:

1. The new deal for disabled people programme was introduced in July 2001.

2. Latest complete year data is for 2006.

3. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

4. Years are calendar years. Data for 2001 relates to July 2001 to December 2001.

5. If an individual has started more than once, only their latest start will be included in the table.

Source:

Information Directorate, Department for Work and Pensions