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New Deal Schemes

Volume 506: debated on Thursday 4 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what forecast the Government made of the number of expected referrals to flexible new deal phase 1 providers in each region in each of the first six months of its operation; (317038)

(2) how many customers have been referred to flexible new deal phase 1 providers in each region in each month to the end of January 2010.

[holding answer 22 February 2010]: The information is not available in the format requested. Delivery of the flexible new deal (FND) started from 5 October 2009 in phase 1 areas.

The Department is working to guidelines set by the UK Statistics Authority to ensure that we are able to publish statistics that meet the high quality standards at the earliest opportunity. Further information on the timing and scope of the release of FND statistics will be made available through the Department’s website.