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New Deal Schemes

Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the total value was of the subsidy paid to employers participating in the new deal programme in each year since 1997. [119442]

Mr. Jim Murphy [holding answer 7 February 2007]: The information is in the following table.


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Subsidies paid to new deal employers
£
Programme Subsidy Total

1998-99

New Deal for Young People

12,833,938

(1)16,212,447

New Deal 25 plus

3,378,508

(1)

1999-2000

New Deal for Young People

26,796,246

(2)40,979,584

New Deal 25 plus

14,183,337

(2)

2000-01

New Deal for Young People

15,822,914

(3)29,368,663

New Deal 25 plus

13,545,748

(3)

2001-02

New Deal for Young People

14,437,503

(4)26,352,038

New Deal 25 plus

11,914,534

(4)

2002-03

New Deal for Young People

14,018,071

(5)26,749,631

New Deal 25 plus

12,731,560

(5)

2003-04

New Deal for Young People

12,109,282

(6)22,066,686

New Deal 25 plus

9,957,404

(6)

2004-05

New Deal for Young People

8,740,573

(7)15,309,518

New Deal 25 plus

6,568,944

(7)

2005-06

New Deal for Young People

8,442,265

(8)14,765,999

New Deal 25 plus

6,323,734

(8)

Notes:
1. Subsidies are only paid to employers through new deal for young people and new deal 25 plus.
2. The employment subsidy paid to employers through new deal for young people is £60 per week for up to 26 weeks for people working 30 plus hours a week, and £40 per week for people working 24-29 hours a week.
3. For new deal 25 plus, the subsidy paid to employers is £75 per week for up to 26 weeks for people they employ working 30 hours a week or more and £50 a week for people working 16-29 hours a week.
4. Employers who employ disabled people who meet the DDA definition of disability through either new deal are paid the full subsidy even if the vacancy advertised is for less than 16 hours a week.
5. New deal for young people started in January 1998 and new deal 25 plus started in July 1998.
6. Latest full year data is to March 2006.
Source:
Jobcentre Plus Finance Directorate

Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many participants there were in the (a) New Deal for Lone Parents and (b) New Deal for Disabled People in each month since January 1998; how many of those people found work in each month; and how many people had been on the New Deal for Lone Parents for more than a year in each month. [119515]

Mr. Jim Murphy [holding answer 7 February 2007]: The information has been placed in the Library.

Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many participants there were on the New Deal for Partners for (a) the first time, (b) the second time, (c) the third time and (d) the fourth or more time in each month since 1998. [125810]

Mr. Jim Murphy: The available information is in the following table.


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New deal for partners
Of which, participating for the:
Participants First time Second time Third time Fourth time

April 2004

90

90

May 2004

320

320

June 2004

470

470

July 2004

680

670

10

August 2004

840

830

10

September 2004

1,010

1,000

10

October 2004

1,250

1,230

10

November 2004

1,440

1,420

20

December 2004

1,530

1,510

20

January 2005

1,690

1,660

30

February 2005

1,850

1,820

30

March 2005

2,020

1,990

30

April 2005

2,210

2,170

40

May 2005

2,310

2,270

50

June 2005

2,410

2,350

50

July 2005

2,490

2,430

60

August 2005

2,490

2,430

60

September 2005

2,580

2,520

60

October 2005

2,620

2,560

60

November 2005

2,660

2,600

60

December 2005

2,660

2,600

60

January 2006

2,700

2,630

70

February 2006

2,800

2,720

80

March 2006

2,940

2,850

90

April 2006

3,000

2,910

80

May 2006

3,060

2,970

90

June 2006

3,100

3,010

90

July 2006

3,140

3,040

100

August 2006

3,180

3,070

100

Notes:
1. New deal for partners started in April 1999.
2. Data are only available from April 2004.
3. Latest data are to August 2006.
4. People can be, and will be, included as participating in more than one month if the time spent on new deal for partners exceeded one month.
5. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.
6. Where the number is between 0 and 4 it will be recorded as a dash in the table.
Source:
Information Directorate, Department for Work and Pensions.

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