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Departmental Responsibilities

Volume 494: debated on Wednesday 17 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what expenditure her Department has incurred in the provision of programme centres, excluding expenditure on New Deal programmes, in each of the last 10 years. (271699)

Expenditure incurred in the provision of programme centres excluding expenditure on New Deal programmes in each of the last 10 years is as follows:

Financial year

Total programme centre spend (£million)

1999-2000

30.8

2000-01

29.9

2001-02

18.6

2002-03

16.1

2003-04

19.4

2004-05

21.4

2005-06

14.0

2006-07

8.4

2007-08

9.6

2008-09

12.3

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the budget for programme centre provision was in 2008-09; and what budget has been set for (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12. (271703)

The budget for programme centre provision for 2008-09 was £16.7 million and the estimated expenditure, pending audit was £12.3 million.

The total budget for programme centre provision in 2009-10 is £23.7 million. This figure includes the budget of £13 million for new provision for newly unemployed (non-professional) support delivered by programme centres.

Budgets for years from 2010-11 onwards have not yet been set.