Pathways to Work

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 16th October 2006.

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Photo of David Ruffley David Ruffley Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of participants in each Pathways to Work area have entered new deal programmes.

Photo of Jim Murphy Jim Murphy Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Work)

The information is in the table.

Participants who went on to the new deal for disabled people programme in each Pathways to Work area
Pathways to Work Stock Extension Combined
Original pilot areas
Derbyshire 7.5 4.6 6.9
Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, Argyll and Bute 9.3 4.3 8.5
Bridgend, Rhonda, Cynon and Taf 12.8 4.8 11.3
East Lancashire 7.4 3.0 6.4
Somerset 8.2 5.0 7.6
Gateshead and South Tyneside 11.0 6.2 10.0
Essex 3.9 2.3 3.5
Expansion—Phase One (31 October 2005)
Cumbria 1.9
Glasgow 2.2
Lancashire West 3.0
Tees Valley 4.0
Expansion—Phase Two (24 April 2006)
Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham 3.4
City of Sunderland 3.3
County Durham 3.8
Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire 1.0
Liverpool and the Wirral 0.6
Greater Manchester Central 0.3
Swansea Bay and West Wales 1.9
Total 6.7
Notes: 1. The only new deal programme available to Pathways to Work customers is the new deal for disabled people (NDDP), which is available through the Choices package. 2. As requested this answer is based on the number of participants who have entered Pathways and then subsequently taken up NDDP. The total number of Pathways starts and NDDP take-up is higher as an individual can have multiple spells on Pathways. 3. It would not be appropriate to infer a precise NDDP take-up rate from the data supplied in this response as it would be an underestimate of the true underlying NDDP take-up rate due to the fact that more recent cases will have had less time to take up NDDP. 4. Stock customers can volunteer for the normal Pathways process but since 7 February 2005 some stock customers are mandated to participate. Data are not available for these customers in Expansion Pilot areas. Source: Pathways to Work Evaluation Database. Data are to end of June 2006.

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