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New Deal for Lone Parents

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of leavers from the New Deal for Lone Parents Programme entered immediately into sustainable employment, broken down by (a) region and (b) Jobcentre Plus district; and if he will make a statement. (230560)

[holding answer 23 October 2008]: The information requested is shown in the following tables.

Number and proportion of leavers (spells) from new deal for lone parents into sustained employment by Jobcentre Plus region, cumulative data to February 2008

Sustained employment

Proportion of known and unknown destinations (percentage)

Proportion of known destinations (percentage)

Scotland

57,170

43.3

46.9

North East

33,190

45.1

48.7

North West

71,640

43.3

46.8

Yorkshire and the Humber

52,960

44.6

48.4

Wales

35,940

43.4

47.2

West Midlands

40,070

41.3

45.1

East Midlands

29,550

46.6

50.9

East of England

31,790

41.3

45.9

South East

45,250

43.7

47.8

London

47,120

29.9

33.6

South West

44,670

44.5

48.8

Region unknown

3,760

41.4

48.4

Total

493,100

41.8

45.7

Number and proportion of leavers (spells) from new deal for lone parents into sustained employment by Jobcentre Plus district, cumulative data to February 2008

Sustained employment

Proportion of known and unknown destinations (percentage)

Proportion of known destinations (percentage)

Ayrshire, Dumfries, Galloway and Inverclyde

8,430

42.7

46.6

Edinburgh, Lothian and Borders

9,020

44.1

47.9

Glasgow

8,220

39.4

42.5

Lanarkshire and Dumbarton

7,390

42.3

45.6

Forth Valley, Fife and Tayside

11,820

45.6

49.5

Highlands, Islands, Clyde Coast and Grampian

12,290

44.4

48.2

Tees Valley

9,760

46.8

50.1

South Tyne and Wear Valley

12,560

44.1

47.5

Northumbria

10,860

45.0

48.9

Cheshire, Halton and Warrington

5,660

44.0

47.9

Cumbria and Lancashire

15,730

44.3

48.1

Merseyside

18,560

41.5

44.5

Greater Manchester Central

13,970

42.0

45.4

Greater Manchester East and West

17,720

45.5

49.2

South Yorkshire

13,220

45.3

49.3

North and East Yorkshire and The Humber

15,040

45.3

50.2

West Yorkshire

24,680

43.7

47.0

South Wales Valleys

8,600

44.0

47.7

South East Wales

9,450

46.2

50.0

North and Mid Wales

9,730

41.9

46.4

South West Wales

8,160

41.5

44.8

Birmingham and Solihull

8,030

34.4

38.4

Coventry and Warwickshire

4,670

43.7

47.4

Staffordshire

7,940

47.0

50.9

Black Country

11,440

40.4

43.7

The Marches

8,000

45.0

48.8

Derbyshire

6,830

44.5

48.2

Lincolnshire and Rutland

5,720

47.9

52.6

Nottinghamshire

7,430

44.4

48.7

Leicestershire and Northamptonshire

9,570

49.2

53.8

Essex

10,950

37.8

42.3

Norfolk

4,270

44.5

48.7

Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire

9,050

44.2

48.8

Cambridgeshire and Suffolk

7,510

42.0

46.7

Hampshire

12,980

46.5

50.4

Kent

12,630

41.4

45.8

Berks, Bucks and Oxfordshire

8,690

45.5

48.8

Surrey and Sussex

10,940

42.0

46.4

City and East London

3,340

29.1

32.3

Central London

4,140

26.5

30.0

Lambeth, Southwark and Wandsworth

6,070

29.9

33.1

South London

15,180

31.5

35.5

North and North East London

9,460

28.1

32.0

West London

8,940

31.4

35.0

West of England

8,370

40.9

45.2

Cornwall and Devon

16,540

44.2

48.5

Gloucestershire and Wiltshire

10,600

46.4

50.6

Somerset and Dorset

9,160

46.4

51.2

District unknown

3,770

41.4

48.4

Total

493,100

41.8

45.7

Notes:

1. Immediate destination is measured within two weeks of leaving new deal, using information from the Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study.

2. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

Source:

Department for Work and Pensions, Information Directorate.