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Jobcentre Plus: Manpower

Volume 495: debated on Tuesday 7 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much of the £1.7 billion funding for Jobcentre Plus announced in the 2009 Budget will be allocated for (a) additional staff at each grade and (b) contractors. (273879)

Budget 2009 announced an additional £1.7 billion to DWP for Jobcentre Plus customers over the next two years, to 2010-11. £1.1 billion was allocated to Jobcentre Plus for staff and infrastructure to deliver front line services. £0.6 billion was allocated for Employment Programmes to be delivered by third party provision.

A breakdown of the planned staff costs over the two years by grade is currently unavailable. Further detailed planning is in progress to ensure that we can manage customer demand with the staff resource we have available.