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Employment Services: Finance

Volume 494: debated on Wednesday 17 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what budget her Department has allocated for (a) new provision for newly unemployed (non-professional) support delivered by programme centres and (b) support for newly unemployed professional and executive customers in 2009-10. (271704)

The total budget allocated for (a) new provision for newly unemployed (non-professional) support delivered by programme centres and (b) support for newly unemployed professional and executive customers in 2009-10 is £17.0 million (£13.0 million for contracted one-day seminars and £4 million for Jobcentre Plus Group information sessions and follow-up interviews) and £3.0 million respectively. From December 2009 provision for newly unemployed (non-professional) support will be delivered via the new Jobcentre Plus support contracts and therefore a proportion of this budget will be used to fund the new contracts from this date.