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Access to Work Programme

Volume 485: debated on Monday 15 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the (a) budget for and (b) expenditure on Access to Work was in each of the last five years. (243554)

The available information on the budget and actual spend for Access to Work programme in each of the last five years is provided in the following table.

£ million

Budget

Actual spend

2003-04

n/a

55.8

2004-05

n/a

59.6

2005-06

60.1

59.7

2006-07

63.8

59.8

2007-08

64

75.8

1 Not available. Notes: 1. Figures exclude Jobcentre Plus admin costs as these cannot be separately identified at a programme level. 2. Budget data are only available for the past three financial years and represent the allocation made at the beginning of the year for internal control purposes. Variances arise when the volumes vary from those anticipated at the planning stage. Source: Actual spend data are from respective annual audited accounts.