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Pathways to Work

Volume 486: debated on Monday 12 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much he plans to spend on the pathways to work programme in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11. (243476)

[holding answer 15 December 2008]: The Department for Work and Pensions has allocated around £1 billion in the pathways to work programme between 2008 and 2011. A breakdown of planned expenditure is in the table.

Pathways to Work planned expenditure

£ million

2008-09

280

2009-10

380

2010-11

380

Notes:

1. Figures provided for 2008-09 are budgeted allocations based on invitations to tender. Actual spend will be reported in due course.

2. Figures provided for 2009-10 and 2010-11 are indicative allocations based on current assumptions and are subject to change.