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Young People: Voluntary Work

Mrs. Maria Miller: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what funding has been allocated to Millennium Volunteers to September 2007; how much funding will be provided in the next three years; and if he will make a statement. [119691]

Mr. Dhanda [holding answer 8 February 2007]: A total of £106.9 million has been allocated to Millennium Volunteers (MV) since its launch in 1999 up to 31 March 2007. A further allocation of £15 million will be made for the 2007-08 financial year ending on 31 March 2008. The funding in 2007-08 is to be transferred to Cabinet Office. The intention is that responsibility for management of the programme will transfer to v, the new youth volunteering body. The continuation of
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Millennium Volunteers from 2008-09 onwards will be subject to the outcomes of the Comprehensive Spending Review, to be concluded later this year.

Youth Unemployment

Jim Cousins: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what percentage of (a) 16 to 18, (b) 17 and (c) 18-year-olds were not in education, employment or training in each local education authority area in the North East region in November (i) 2004, (ii) 2005 and (iii) 2006. [112103]

Mr. Plaskitt: I have been asked to reply

The specific information requested is not available.

This is because the figures are taken from the Annual Population Survey (APS) but are not available for individual months. The APS is designed to be an annual survey and the sample size is too small to provide monthly estimates.

Therefore although information could be provided for the North East region it cannot be provided for the specific month of November.

The available information is in the table.

January-December 2004: NEETs defined by LEA within North East Government office region
Level Proportion of all (%)
Aged 16 Aged 17 Aged 18 Aged 16-18 Aged 16 Aged 17 Aged 18 Aged 16-18

Darlington

(1)

(1)

(1)

249

(1)

(1)

(1)

7.1

Durham

1,346

991

651

2,988

23.7

13.7

10.2

15.5

Gateshead

401

(1)

504

1,052

22.9

(1)

24.5

18.6

Hartlepool

(1)

246

486

809

(1)

18.5

38.5

21.4

Middlesbrough

(1)

(1)

724

1,027

(1)

(1)

28.6

16.6

Newcastle upon Tyne

1,032

605

1,005

2,641

26.3

17.4

29

24.3

North Tyneside

(1)

(1)

(1)

(1)

(1)

(1)

(1)

(1)

Northumberland

485

498

788

1,771

11.1

12.1

16.1

13.2

Redcar and Cleveland

(1)

437

515

1,112

(1)

21.9

24.1

18.6

South Tyneside

(1)

321

533

970

(1)

14.5

21.8

14.5

Stockton-on-Tees

(1)

558

(1)

899

(1)

18.4

(1)

11.4

Sunderland

(1)

817

1,278

2,704

(1)

18.3

26.9

18.6

All

4,663

4,969

6,760

16,392

13.6

14.5

19.4

15.9

Source:
Annual Population Survey

January-December 2005: NEETs defined by LEA within North East Government office region
Level Proportion of all (%)
Aged 16 Aged 17 Aged 18 Aged 16-18 Aged 16 Aged 17 Aged 18 Aged 16-18

Darlington

(1)

(1)

(1)

368

(1)

(1)

(1)

8.5

Durham

786

1,139

1,270

3,195

14.7

19.1

22.2

18.8

Gateshead

475

(1)

(1)

767

22.7

(1)

(1)

11.7

Hartlepool

193

341

205

739

18.5

30.2

13.6

20.1

Middlesbrough

377

(1)

(1)

741

15.8

(1)

(1)

13.8

Newcastle upon Tyne

(1)

638

(1)

1,544

(1)

16

(1)

15.8

North Tyneside

(1)

(1)

(1)

780

(1)

(1)

(1)

13.9

Northumberland

390

639

569

1,598

9.3

13.7

11.4

11.6

Redcar and Cleveland

435

425

(1)

990

16.3

21.8

(1)

15.3

South Tyneside

653

363

887

1,902

31.9

23.2

38.5

32.1

Stockton-on-Tees

(1)

(1)

489

1,007

(1)

(1)

17.7

12.8

Sunderland

(1)

781

827

1,922

(1)

14.8

17.8

13

All

4,582

5,216

5,754

15,553

13.9

15.3

16.8

15.4

Source:
Annual Population Survey

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