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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. 
|Subsidies paid to new deal employers|
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.
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. 
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. 
|New deal for partners|
|Of which, participating for the:|
|Participants||First time||Second time||Third time||Fourth time|
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.
Information Directorate, Department for Work and Pensions.
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