New Deal Schemes: Self-employed

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 2nd May 2007.

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Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn Labour, Islington North

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

(1) what projection he has made of the number of people likely to go through the new deal self-employment programme in the next 12 months; and how many went through it in each of the last three years;

(2) what the cost is to the public purse of an unemployed person returning to work under (a) the new deal self-employment programme and (b) other employment programmes.

Photo of Anne Snelgrove Anne Snelgrove PPS (Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt, Secretary of State), Department of Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people completed the new deal self-employment programme in the last three years for which figures are available.

Photo of Austin Mitchell Austin Mitchell Labour, Great Grimsby

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

(1) how many people are expected to participate in the new deal self-employment programme in 2007-08; and how many people participated in the programme in each of the last three years;

(2) what assessment he has made of the cost to the public purse for an unemployed person to return to work under the new deal self-employment programme compared with other employment programmes;

(3) whether his Department has assessed the relative rates at which participants return to work under the new deal self-employment programme compared with other employment programmes.

Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Labour, Birkenhead

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

(1) how many people are expected to pass through the new deal self-employment programme in 2007; and what the figure was in each of the last three years;

(2) what assessment his Department has made of the relative merits of returning to work under the new deal self-employment programme compared with other employment programmes.

Photo of Phyllis Starkey Phyllis Starkey Labour, Milton Keynes South West

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

(1) what assessment he has made of the relative benefits to (a) Government and (b) unemployed people of returning to work under the new deal self-employment programme and other employment programmes;

(2) how many people he expects to go through the new deal self-employment programme in 2007-08; and how many went through in each of the previous three years;

(3) how much it costs the public purse on average for an unemployed person to return to work under (a) the new deal self-employment programme and (b) other employment programmes.

Photo of Sarah McCarthy-Fry Sarah McCarthy-Fry PPS (John Healey, Financial Secretary), HM Treasury

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

(1) what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of an unemployed person returning to work under (a) the new deal self-employment programme and (b) other employment programmes;

(2) what estimate he has made of the number of people likely to go through the new deal self-employment programme in 2007; and how many went through the programme in each of the last three years;

(3) whether his Department has assessed the relative effectiveness of returning to work under the new deal self-employment programme and other employment programmes.

Photo of Charles Walker Charles Walker Conservative, Broxbourne

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

(1) whether he has estimated the cost to the public purse of assisting an unemployed person to return to work under the (a) new deal self-employment programme and (b) other employment programmes;

(2) what estimate he has made of the number of people likely to participate in the new deal self-employment programme in the next 12 months; and how many people participated in each of the previous three years.

Photo of Eric Martlew Eric Martlew Labour, Carlisle

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the new deal self-employment programme at returning people to work compared with other employment programmes.

Photo of Roberta Blackman-Woods Roberta Blackman-Woods PPS (Rt Hon Hilary Armstrong, Minister of State (Cabinet)), Cabinet Office

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the new deal self-employment programme; and if he will make a statement.

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

I refer the hon. Members to the written answer I gave on 23 March 2007, Hansard, columns 1184-86W.

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