§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what assessment he has made of additionality in each of the New Deal schemes. 
§ Mr. Wicks
[holding answer 8 December 1999]: While the funding councils all use the research assessment exercise output to fund research selectively, they differ slightly in the degree of selectivity they apply because each of the funding bodies uses a slightly different funding model (except DENI institutions are funded via the HEFCE model).
Library, gives an initial summary of progress on the New Deal for young unemployed, produced by the Institute for Employment Studies. It reports evidence of a positive effect on outflows of young people from unemployment into jobs as a result of the New Deal. Further quantitative evaluation on the impact of New Deal for young unemployed is likely to be published shortly and will also be placed in the Library.
There is a comprehensive evaluation programme in place for all elements of New Deal. The article "New Deal for the young unemployed: monitoring and evaluation", published in Labour Market Trends in November 1998, sets out a strategy which is broadly common across New Deal.
§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will estimate the impact on the unemployment count of those people who were claiming Jobseeker's Allowance prior to participating on the New Deal for 18–24 year-olds and the New Deal for people aged 25-plus, and who have since ceased their claim as a result of leaving the gateway of the respective scheme for(a) an option and (b) claiming a benefit other than Jobseeker's Allowance. 
§ Ms Jowell
[holding answer 9 December 1999]: There is a comprehensive evaluation programme in place for the New Deal for young unemployed and New Deal for long term unemployed adults. It will be addressing issues such as this but, since New Deal itself is still in its very early stages, much evaluation is in progress and is yet to report. Early quantitative evaluation on the impact of New Deal for young unemployed is likely to be published shortly and will be placed in the Library.