§ Helen Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what estimate she has made of the number of people in Warrington, North who have declined to participate in the New Deal and who are owner-occupiers. 
§ Mr. Keith Bradley
The information requested is not readily available and can be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
There will be a full and independent evaluation of the New Deal for Lone Parents which will examine all aspects of the programme, including participation rates. The evaluation will compare the outcomes for lone parents in the New Deal for Lone Parents areas with those in the control areas where the service is not yet available, and will be published in 1999.