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New Deal Schemes

Volume 494: debated on Friday 19 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of (a) the New Deal for Young people, (b) the New Deal for 25 plus, (c) the New Deal for 50 plus, (d) the New Deal for Disabled People, (e) the New Deal for Lone Parents, (f) the New Deal for Partners, (g) Employment Zones and (h) Pathways to Work in each year from 2007 to 2015. (266108)

The table shows the relevant expenditure (actual and planned) for the financial years 2007-08 to 2010-11 inclusive. Figures for 2007-08 represent actual expenditure as published in the Departmental Report, and those for 2008-09 represent estimated outturn, pending final audit—actual expenditure will be published in the departmental report later this year. Estimates have not been made beyond the current spending review period, so no figures are available for years from 2011 to 2015.

£ million

Budgets

Programme

Outturn 2007-08

Estimated outturn 2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

Total new deal for young people and new deal 25 plus

398.3

421.8

434.7

237.2

New deal for 50 plus

0.2

0.2

1.0

1.0

New deal for disabled people

78.4

34.1

48.8

50.2

New deal for lone parents

60.4

29.5

34.0

62.7

New deal for partners

0.4

0.2

0.2

0.2

Employment zones

123.0

118.4

110.7

18.2

Pathways to work

69.5

127.8

195.9

219.0

Note:

Figures for new deal for young people and new deal 25 plus are not accounted for separately so the combined totals are shown. The figure includes spend/budget on private sector leads, new deal for musicians, new deal self employment, work trials and new deal allowances paid to customers.