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|Table 2: new deal for young people spend|
Figures in table 2 are the available information for separately recorded new deal for young people spend.
|Table 3: new deal 25 plus spend|
Figures in table 3 are the available information for separately recorded new deal 25 plus spend.
|Table 4: combined new deal for young people and new deal 25 plus spend|
1. Table 4 provides combined information for when separate information for the individual programmes is not available.
2. Information for the new deal for young people and new deal 25 plus Gateway is only available split between the programmes for 2005-06 and 2006-07.
3. Information for employment, self employment, follow-through and the others category is only available as a combined new deal for young people and new deal 25 plus spend.
4. Expenditure of £12 million was incurred on the new deal for young people in 1997-98 but is not available split across the requested categories.
5. The new deal 25 plus intensive activity period (IAP) started in 2001.
6. A breakdown of spend on all the different elements of the IAP is not available.
7. Examples of the expenditure in the others category are: new deal allowances to new deal participants; payments to employers; payments to private sector organisations; Progress2Work support fees and customer travel costs.
8. There is no separately recorded spend from the new deal budget on the pre-Gateway stage of new deal.
9. Data for information in all tables is to March 2007.
10. Totals in all tables may not sum due to rounding.
For data in all tablesDepartment for Work and Pensions Annual Accounts
Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost was of each New Deal programme in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Timms: The available information is in the following table.
|New deal costs|
|New deal for young people||New deal 25 plus||New deal for young people and new deal 25 plus||New deal 50 plus||New deal for lone parents||New deal for disabled people||New deal for partners||Total|
|(1) There is no split currently available between new deal for young people and new deal 25 plus for 2006/07. The expenditure has been presented as a combined figure until a final apportionment is made in the departmental report.|
1. Spend data includes all new deal programme costs and allowances paid to participants apart from the 50 plus element of the working tax credit. As this is not included, new deal 50 plus costs reduce after 2002/03.
2. Expenditure for new deal 50 plus for 2006/07 was under half a million and is thus not shown.
3. Following agreement with HM Treasury in 2002/03, ring fences were removed from new deal. Administrative costs are excluded as it is no longer possible to identify the costs of administering the costs of each new deal separately from the costs of other labour market activities.
4. Expenditure data includes start-up costs.
5. Following changes to the new deal 25 plus programme in April 2001 when a mandatory intensive activity period was introduced, programme costs rose significantly.
6. Expenditure for new deal for partners in 2002/03 and 2003/04 is not recorded in the table as, excluding administrative costs, costs were around £300,000 for both years and all figures are rounded to the nearest million. New deal for partners was re-launched in April 2004.
7. Programme start dates are: new deal for young people: January 1998; new deal 25 plus: July 1998; new deal for lone parents: October 1998; new deal for partners: April 1999; new deal 50 plus: April 2000; new deal for disabled people: July 2001 (new deal for disabled people pilots ran from September 1998-June 2001).
8. Latest figures are to March 2007.
DWP Departmental Reports 2005-06, Jobcentre Plus Accounts 2006/07
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