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New Deal Schemes: Bedfordshire

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people aged between 18 and 24 years old resident in Mid Bedfordshire constituency have received assistance under the New Deal since 2003; and how many such people have moved into employment. (295418)

There have been 410 starters (spells) on the New Deal for Young People in the Mid Bedfordshire parliamentary constituency since January 2003. The following table shows the immediate destination of those who have left New Deal.

Destination

Number

Employment

130

Employment and Benefits

110

Other (including unknown)

150

Notes:

1. Latest data on starters are to May 2009 and latest data on leavers is to February 2009.

2. Spells: An individual may have more than one spell on New Deal for Young People.

3. Immediate destination on leaving is measured within two weeks of leaving New Deal, using information from the Work and Pensions Longitudinal Study. People recorded as leaving to Employment and Benefits have evidence of both employment and have an active benefit.

4. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

5. Totals may not sum due to rounding.

Source:

Department for Work and Pensions, Information Directorate