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Employment Schemes: Expenditure

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what her most recent estimate is of the average cost to her Department of a Work Trial placement. (293589)

In the first half of 2009-10 a total of £605,782 was spent on reimbursing expenses incurred by those undertaking a Work Trial. Over the same period of time 20,609 people started on Work Trials giving an approximate unit cost per person of £29.