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New Deal Schemes

Volume 506: debated on Monday 1 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of (a) primary contracted and (b) sub-contracted employment support providers have withdrawn providing employment support services under the Flexible New Deal in each of the smallest geographical units for which figures are available since the programme’s inception; and if she will make a statement. (307819)

Since the Flexible New Deal Phase 1 contracts went live on 5 October 2009, none of the prime providers have withdrawn from delivery. In addition, the Department has not been informed of the withdrawal of any of their sub-contractors.