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Employment Schemes: Finance

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of the £1.3 billion funding announced in the Pre-Budget Report 2008 to help people find work will be allocated to (a) the public, (b) the voluntary and community and (c) the private sector. (247511)

[holding answer 14 January 2009]: The pre-Budget report allocated an additional £1.3 billion over CSR07 to help to deliver effective support to unemployed people and extend these services. The Department is deciding how best to allocate the additional money and we are currently re-planning right across the organisation and working closely with our delivery partners to ensure that the support needed by unemployed people is delivered in the most effective manner

This money includes the additional measures that were announced in the pre-Budget report—expansion of the Local Employer Partnerships and further expansion of Jobcentre Plus’ Rapid Response Service.