New Deal

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 8th December 2004.

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Photo of Mr Peter Duncan Mr Peter Duncan Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland, Local and Devolved Government Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) Scottish people aged 16 to 24, (b) Scottish people aged 25 or over and (c) Scottish people have entered a period of employment through the New Deal for longer than 13 weeks in each of the last four years; and what each figure is as a percentage of all individuals leaving the New Deal.

Photo of Jane Kennedy Jane Kennedy Minister of State (Work), Department for Work and Pensions

holding answer 6 December 2004

A measure of sustainability is not available for New Deal for Lone Parents and New Deal 50 plus. For these New Deals, information has been provided for numbers entering employment.

The available information is in the tables.

New Deal for Young People and New Deal 25 plus in Scotland up the June 2004
New Deal for Young People New Deal 25 plus
Of which, to unsubsidised

sustained employment

Of which, to unsubsidised

sustained employment

Period

(July to June)

Total number

of leavers

Number As percentage

of all leavers

Total number

of leavers

Number As percentage

of all leavers

2000–01 21,750 8,290 38.1 13,200 1,750 13.2
2001–02 19,840 7,530 38.0 13,190 3,000 22.7
2002–03 20,380 7,440 36.5 13,620 3,150 23.1
2003–04 21,390 8,360 39.1 12,790 3,340 26.1

1. For the purposes of New Deal for Young People (18 to 24) and New Deal 25 plus, a job is regarded as sustained if no new claim is made for jobseeker's allowance within 13 weeks of leaving New Deal.

2. Information is for total leavers and total jobs and may include people who have left New Deal more than once and gained more than one job through New Deal.

3. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

4. Percentages are calculated on unrounded figures.

Source:

DWP Information and Analysis Directorate

New Deal for Lone Parents in Scotland up to June 2004
Of which, to employment
Period

(July to June)

Total number of leavers Number As percentage of all leavers
2000–01 95,840 50,060 52.2
2001–02 101,200 55,830 55.2
2002–03 111,480 60,190 54.0
2003–04 139,450 70,120 50.3

Notes:

1. Information is for total leavers and total jobs and may include people who have left the programme more than once and gained more than one job through the programme.

2. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

3. Percentages are calculated from unrounded figures.

Source:

DWP Information and Analysis Directorate

New Deal 50 plus in Scotland to June 2004
Period Jobs
July 2000 to June 2001 4,280
July 2001 to June 2002 4,070
July 2002 to March 2003 2,850
April 2003 to June 2003 1,090
July 2003 to June 2004 3,290

Notes:

1. Information to March 2003 refers to number of individuals who have started work through the New Deal 50 plus Employment Credit.

2. Information from April 2003 refers to total Jobcentre Plus recorded job entries through New Deal 50 plus and could include people who have left the programme more than once and started more than one job through the programme.

Sources:

DWP Information and Analysis Directorate

Jobcentre Plus Management Information Portal

New Deal for Disabled People in Scotland to March 2004
Of which, sustained
Period Jobs Number As percentage of all jobs
July 2001 to June 2002 220 160 70.0
July 2002 to June 2003 1,430 840 58.8
July 2003 to March 2004 1,480 880 59.3

Notes:

1. Data is from July 2001 when New Deal for Disabled People (NDDP) was launched nationally.

2. Data is to March 2004 as 13 weeks has to be allowed for jobs to become sustained.

3. For the purposes of New Deal for Disabled People, a job is regarded as sustained when a person, placed into work through a Job Broker, remains in work for 13 out of 39 weeks. Prior to October 2003, an NDDP job was regarded as sustained when a person, placed into work through a Job Broker, remained in work for 26 out of 39 weeks.

4. Information related to jobs gained through NDDP Job Brokers.

5. All figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

6. Percentages are calculated from unrounded figures.

Source:

DWP Information and Analysis Directorate

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