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Social Services: Private Sector

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the cost of regulation of private sector contracted welfare services for incapacity benefits claimants at a typical investment rate of £62,000 as proposed by David Freud. (244200)

The White Paper (Cmnd 7560, published 10 December 2008) announced our intention to pilot the approach recommended by David Freud. One outcome from these pilots will be information on the cost of managing the contracts that we shall let.