holding answer 10 September 2008
On 21 July 2008, the Department published its Green Paper 'No one written off: reforming welfare to reward responsibility'. Despite a fourfold increase in funding over the last 10 years, we recognise the need to expand the service to provide more help to more people. We are doubling the budget on Access to Work. This will be a major expansion of the support we can offer to disabled people to help them get and sustain employment. We estimate that this will expand the programme's capacity to around 48,000 people by 2013-14. The extra funding being made available is in addition to what was agreed in the 2007 spending review settlement.