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Social Security Benefits: Peterborough

Volume 502: debated on Tuesday 8 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many former claimants of jobseeker's allowance in Peterborough constituency have moved on to (a) pension credit, (b) a training allowance, (c) the self-employment credit and (d) a Future Jobs Fund job in each month of the last two years. (302013)

[holding answer 30 November 2009]: Data on people who flow off jobseeker's allowance onto pension credit are not collated centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

The information requested on people who have flowed off jobseeker's allowance onto training allowance in the Peterborough constituency in each month of the last two years is given in the following table.

Number of people in the Peterborough parliamentary constituency flowing from Jobseeker's Allowance to Government-supported training schemes-each month of the last two years.

Number

November 2007

40

December 2007

60

January 2008

30

February 2008

60

March 2008

55

April 2008

60

May 2008

65

June 2008

75

July 2008

70

August 2008

70

September 2008

60

October 2008

50

November 2008

70

December 2008

60

January 2009

45

February 2009

85

March 2009

40

April 2009

75

May 2009

100

June 2009

65

July 2009

90

August 2009

60

September 2009

15

October 2009

10

Notes:

1. Data are rounded to the nearest five.

2. This information is published on the Nomis website at:

www.nomisweb.co.uk

3. The percentage of people leaving with an unknown destination recorded has increased over the last 10 years. This is because the completion levels of the JSA40 (forms filled in by people leaving jobseeker's allowance) have decreased over this period. This should be taken into account when interpreting these statistics, as many of these 'unknown' leavers will have moved into employment or other benefits.

Source:

Count of unemployment-related benefits, Jobcentre Plus computer systems (computer held cases only).

Information on the number of people who have flowed off jobseeker's allowance to receive the self-employment credit is not available at constituency level. I refer the hon. Member to the written answer I gave the right hon. Member for Maidenhead, (Mrs. May), on 11 November 2009, Official Report, columns 571-72W, for the data that are available at national level.

The information requested on people who have flowed off jobseeker's allowance into a Future Jobs Fund job is not available.