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New Deal for Young People: Peterborough

Volume 470: debated on Wednesday 23 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of individuals participating in the new deal for young people in Peterborough constituency were referred to the employment option after the conclusion of the gateway period. (178428)

[holding answer 15 January 2008]: All participants in the employment option of new deal for young people have to go through the Gateway.

The information requested is in the following table.

Number of individuals currently participating in new deal for young people in Peterborough parliamentary constituency (May 2007)

Stage of participation at the end of the month

Number participating

Percentage of all participants

Gateway

170

65.4

Options

Employment

Full Time Education and Training

30

11.5

Voluntary Sector

20

7.7

Environment Task Force

Follow through

40

15.4

Total

260

100

Notes:

1. ‘—’ = nil or negligible;

2. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

3. Stage of participation at the end of the month: People participating in Gateway includes those awaiting their first Gateway interview. The Employment option can be accessed at any stage of the new deal programme.

Source:

Department for Work and Pensions, Information Directorate