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New Deal Schemes: Salford
29 March 2010
Volume 508
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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Salford have been assisted into work through the New Deal since 1997. [322409]

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The jobseeker support regime delivered by Jobcentre Plus has been very successful and the New Deal programme has helped more than 2.2 million people into work since it was introduced in 1998.

The introduction of the Flexible New Deal will support the Government's aim of helping more people secure sustained employment through tailored, flexible help and support, particularly for those people who experience repeated cycles of unemployment. The Flexible New Deal will be available in most areas of the country by October 2010.

The information requested is in the following table:

New Deal—jobs (spells) jobs gained: Salford parliamentary constituency

Total number of jobs gained

1997

1998

150

1999

420

2000

440

2001

370

2002

420

2003

560

2004

660

2005

530

2006

420

2007

510

2008

700

2009

420

Total

5,580

Notes:

1. “—” = nil or negligible.

2. Figures are rounded to the nearest ten; totals do not sum due to rounding.

3. Westminster parliamentary constituency (post May 2005) is allocated using the ONS Postcode Directory and customer's postcode.

4. Time series is the calendar year that the job was gained. Latest data are to August 2009.

5. Due to changed recording procedures in Jobcentre Plus additional jobs information is now sourced from the Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study (WPLS).

6. The latest New Deal figures are starting to show the effects of the introduction of the new Jobseekers Regime and Flexible New Deal (JRFND). The scheme is being gradually implemented in phase 1 areas from April 2009 and in the remaining phase 2 districts from April 2010.

7. Spells information not available for New Deal 50 plus and New Deal for Partners so individual level information is used.

8. The New Deal for Young People pilots began in January 1998 and full national roll-out occurred in April 1998.

9. The New Deal for 25 plus programme was introduced in July 1998.

10. The New Deal for Lone Parents was introduced in October 1998.

11 .The New Deal for Disabled People was introduced in July 2001.

12. Data on New Deal 50 plus are available from January 2004 (programme was introduced in April 2000).

13. Data for New Deal for Partners are available from April 2004 (programme started in May 1999).

Source:

Department for Work and Pensions, Information Directorate