New Deal

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 5th March 2007.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Mark Hoban Mark Hoban Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of leavers from New Deal for Lone Parents recommenced claiming benefits within 12 months of leaving the programme in each year since it began.

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

The information is in the following table:

Percentage of leavers from New Deal for Lone Parents who recommenced claiming benefits within 12 months of leaving the programme
Percentage
1998 19
1999 19
2000 19
2001 19
2002 21
2003 20
2004 19
2005 19
Notes: 1. New Deal for Lone Parents was launched nationally in October 1998. 2. Latest benefit data are to May 2006, therefore, allowing for a 12-month gap, only New Deal leavers to May 2005 are included. 3. The benefits included are bereavement benefit, incapacity benefit, invalid care allowance, income support, jobseeker's allowance, severe disablement allowance and widows benefit. 4. A benefit claim has only been included if it is a new claim after leaving the New Deal spell. People can leave New Deal and continue a benefit claim; these people are not included as recommencing a claim to benefit. Source: Information Directorate, Department for Work and Pensions.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.