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New Deal for Disabled People

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people (a) registered on and (b) obtained (i) employment and (ii) sustainable employment through the New Deal for Disabled People in each year since 2001. (291280)

[holding answer 16 September 2009]: Registrations for the new deal for disabled people are carried out through Job Brokers. The table shows the number of Job Broker registrations since 2001. One person can register more than once.

The table also gives the recorded number of spells in work obtained through new deal for disabled people. This includes all people referred to a new deal provider, some of whom may not go on to register. The two sets of data are therefore not directly comparable. Data are not available to enable the number of participants who gained ‘sustainable’ employment to be identified.

Job Broker registrations (spells)1

Jobs (spells)1, 2

2001

7,220

1,040

2002

30,440

8,890

2003

36,930

19,120

2004

57,100

36,390

2005

65,930

45,360

2006

66,610

40,140

2007

63,290

50,930

2008

38,040

37,040

2009

14,010

5,060

Total

379,570

243,960

1 A person may have more than one spell on new deal for disabled people or gain more than one job through new deal for disabled people.

2 As figures include jobs obtained by people who did not proceed to registration, total jobs figures should not be used with total job broker registrations to obtain the proportion of registrants who obtained a job.

Notes:

1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

2. The new deal for disabled people was introduced in July 2001.

3. Latest data on Job Broker registrations are to May 2009. Latest data on Jobs are to February 2009.

4. Since the introduction of provider-led pathways to work, new deal for disabled people has been available only in Jobcentre Plus pathways to work districts. Phase 1 provider-led pathways to work was implemented in December 2007 and Phase 2 in April 2008. Provider-led pathways to work covers 60 per cent. of the country.

Source:

Department for Work and Pensions, Information Directorate, information is available at: http://83.244.183.180/new_deals/nddp/live/tabtool.html.