New Deal Schemes: Chesterfield

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Paul Holmes Paul Holmes Liberal Democrat, Chesterfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people resident in Chesterfield constituency have entered into work after participation in the New Deal programme since 1997.

Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Minister of State (the South West), Regional Affairs, Minister of State (the South West), Department for Work and Pensions, Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West), The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

holding answer 25 February 2010

The jobseeker support regime delivered by Jobcentre Plus has been very successful and the New Deal programme has helped more than 2.2 million people into work since it was introduced in 1998.

The introduction of the Flexible New Deal will support the Government's aim of helping more people secure sustained employment through tailored, flexible help and support, particularly for those people who experience repeated cycles of unemployment. The Flexible New Deal will be available in most areas of the country by October 2010.

The following table sets out the numbers of people who have moved from the New Deal for Young People, the New Deal 25 Plus, the New Deal for Partners and New Deal for Lone Parents immediately into work. The latest data held are up to August 2009.

Numbers of people leaving New Deals for employment 1997 to August 2009: Chesterfield Westminster parliamentary constituency
Total Employment Employment and benefits Other
New Deal For Young People 4,930 1,940 160 2,830
New Deal 25+ 2,620 750 60 1,810
New Deal For Partners(1) 40 10 10 20
New Deal For Lone Parents 2,440 1,030 210 1,190
(1) The measure used for New Deal for Partners is Leavers (Individuals) as spells are not available in these cases.


Definitions and Conventions:

1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

2. Westminster parliamentary constituency (post May 2005) is allocated using the ONS Postcode Directory and customer's postcode.

3. Other includes: Benefits-Income Support, Benefits-Incapacity Benefit/ESA, Benefits-Other/Unknown benefits, Other known, and Off Benefits/Unknown-"Other" categories include people who may have found a job, but have not notified Jobcentre Plus.

4. Information for leavers on New Deal for Disabled People and New Deal for 50+ is not available.

5. We do not require people leaving the New Deal programmes to record exactly where they leave to.


Department for Work and Pensions, Information Directorate Published

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