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Volume 490: debated on Monday 30 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his estimate is of the percentage of funding under the relevant contract which has been spent on administration by (a) prime contractors on the Pathways to Work programme and (b) disabled charity providers under Workstep. (261784)

30 per cent. of the Pathways contract funding is paid in the form of a service fee. Information is not available about how much of this is used for administration costs, since we have given Pathways and Workstep providers freedom to design their own approaches to best meeting customers’ needs.