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New Deal for Musicians: Finance

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost of the New Deal for Musicians programme was in each (a) region and (b) Jobcentre Plus district in each year since its inception; and if he will make a statement. (240734)

Due to the re-organisation of Jobcentre Plus over the past five years it is not possible to provide comparable data at district level. The available information is in the table.

Expenditure on new deal for musicians broken down by nation and Government office region

£ million

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

East Midlands

0.131

0.201

0.190

0.159

0.216

0.170

0.095

0.105

0.065

East of England

0.090

0.247

0.131

0.125

0.188

0.192

0.038

0.042

0.049

London

0.279

0.534

0.329

0.235

0.254

0.356

0.532

0.182

0.179

North East

0.159

0.507

0.448

0.385

0.274

0.155

0.028

0.067

0.053

North West

0.432

1.003

0.931

0.684

0.775

0.827

0.382

0.260

0.198

Scotland

0.238

0.435

0.394

0.541

0.091

0.569

0.423

0.280

0.111

Wales

0.380

1.517

1.478

1.180

0.512

0.365

0.171

0.078

0.099

South East

0.014

0.071

0.054

0.072

0.323

0.315

0.278

0.071

0.072

South West

0.143

0.482

0.757

0.631

0.491

0.536

0.235

0.132

0.085

West Midlands

0.112

0.494

0.611

0.414

0.426

0.345

0.040

0.176

0.154

Yorkshire and Humber

0.326

0.458

0.534

0.303

0.297

0.223

0.164

0.122

0.153

Non regional/national level

0.028

0.028

0.028

0.028

0.028

0.028

0.028

0.028

0.113

Total

2.304

5.947

5.856

4.728

3.849

4.053

2.385

1.516

1.332

Notes:

1. New deal for musicians started in 1999.

2. Expenditure figures exclude admin costs as they cannot be identified since 2002-03 when ringfences were removed with agreement from HM Treasury.

3. All the aforementioned figures are confirmed spend and are quoted in cash terms.

4. The source of the above data is from the DWP financial systems.