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Mr. Meacher: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department informed the International Labour Organisation that it would withhold its funding contribution if it published the report Forced Labour and Migration to the UK; and if he will make a statement. 
Malcolm Wicks: The Department has not informed the International Labour Organisation that it would withhold its funding contribution if the ILO published the report. Officials are in regular contact with the ILO about this matter and, in conjunction with other Government Departments, are actively looking at the detail of the draft report. We will consider the issues of content and publication further when we have received their recommendations.
Mr. Willetts: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many participants in the new deal for young people have joined (a) once, (b) twice, (c) three times and (d) more than three times since its introduction. 
Although some people will re-experience unemployment after leaving the new deal, they will have added to their skills and experience, making it easier for them to find a job in the future. People re-entering the new deal move into work more quickly than they did the first time they were on the programme because they have recent experience of work, and have more jobsearch skills.
|Total number of individuals who have started new|
deal for young people
|People starting the programme once||674,280|
|People starting the programme twice||174,020|
|People starting the programme three times||49,110|
|People starting the programme more than three times||11,280|
|Financial year||Number of job brokers|
Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been spent on the new deal for disabled people in (a) cash and (b) real terms since its creation; what the cost has been (i) per client and (ii) per eligible claimant since its creation; and how much of the extra funding announced in the pre-Budget report 2004 has been (A) allocated and (B)spent. 
|Admin expenditure||Programme expenditure||Total expenditure|
|Real terms (200304 prices)|
It is not possible to give the actual cost per customer, as clients' needs vary greatly as does the type of help they need. The £30 million secured in the pre-Budget report 2004 is funding for 200506, therefore none of this funding has yet been allocated or spent.
Mr. Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what additional funds have been allocated to the new deal for disabled people (NDDP) up to March 2006; and how much has been allocated to the NDDP for the years to (a) March 2007, (b) March 2008 and (c) March 2009. 
Jane Kennedy: As announced by my right hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in his pre-Budget report on 2 December 2004, an additional £30 million has been allocated to the new deal for disabled people for the period to March 2006. A limited procurement exercise is currently under way to secure the additional provision.
Mr. Willetts: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many people have left the new deal for young people, broken down by constituency; what percentage in each constituency found sustained jobs; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) how many people in each parliamentary constituency (a) have started, (b) have left, (c) are participating in, (d) have found jobs following and (e) have found sustained jobs following (i) the new deal for young people and (ii) the new deal for over-25s. 
Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what percentage of the total number of people who have entered the new deal 25 plus have found sustained employment since the programme was launched (a) in Great Britain and (b) broken down by constituency. 
Jane Kennedy: The new deal has been successful in helping more than 1.2 million people into work. Long-term youth unemployment has been virtually eradicated and long-term adult unemployment has fallen by three-quarters since 1997.
New deal for young people has contributed to this success by helping more than half a million young people into work, and over 200,000 long-term unemployed adults have been helped into work through new deal 25 plus.
People who return to jobseeker's allowance after finding a job through the new deal have added to their skills and experience, making it easier for them to find a job in the future. In addition, when they re-enter the new deal, people also move into work more quickly than they did the first time they were on the programme because they have recent experience of work and have more jobsearch skills.
Mr. Willetts: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has so far been spent on the Pathway to Work pilots, broken down by (a) jobcentre plus services, (b) payments to claimants, (c) payments to voluntary sector providers and (d) other categories of payments. 
|Jobcentre Plus services||16,252,190|
|Other categories of payment||24,586,450|
Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many specially trained personal advisers there were in the (a) original and (b) new Pathways to Work pilot areas; and what the average caseloads are of each. 
|Bridgend and Rhondda Cynon Taf||24|
|Gateshead and South Tyneside||12|
|Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, Argyll and Bute||26|
The Department is currently preparing costing information for the new Pathways to Work areas and expects this to be available by the end of the current financial year. This will facilitate recruitment of the appropriate number of personal advisers to be specially trained.
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