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New Deal for Young People

Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were referred to the New Deal for Young People before they had been on jobseeker's allowance for six months in each quarter since the programme was introduced, broken down by reason for early referral. (257193)

Information on the reason for early referral is not available. The available information is in the table.

New Deal for Young People—Starters with the early entrant indicator

Quarter ending

Number

1998

February1

1,510

May

9,450

August

10,810

November

9,100

1999

February

7,990

May

8,520

August

9,080

November

8,750

2000

February

8,730

May

8,090

August

7,750

November

7,180

2001

February

8,090

May

8,030

August

8,630

November

8,480

2002

February

7,320

May

9,990

August

9,370

November

9,230

2003

February

9,590

May

9,540

August

9,820

November

9,060

2004

February

8,820

May

8,910

August

8,850

November

8,510

2005

February

8,850

May

9,000

August

8,010

November

7,010

2006

February

7,480

May

7,700

August

7,270

November

6,980

2007

February

7,800

May

8,350

August

8,840

November

7,350

2008

February

8,470

May

9,000

August

9,590

November

9,180

Total

370,070

1 Figure is for January to February 1998. Notes: 1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10. 2. The New Deal for Young People pilots began in January 1998 and full national roll-out occurred in April 1998. Latest data are to November 2008. 3. Early entrants are estimated to be those participants who join New Deal for Young People before reaching six months unemployed. 4. This information is available at our website link http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd1/tabtools/tabtool_nd.asp Source: Department for Work and Pensions, Information Directorate.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people aged under 24 years old have claimed the New Deal allowance in each month since the New Deal for Young People was introduced. (257194)