HC Deb 22 March 1999 vol 328 c104W
Mr. Duncan Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what budgets have been allocated for each of the three phases of the Single Gateway pilot schemes. [78115]

Angela Eagle

The additional funding for the 12 single Work-Focused Gateway pilots, that is the amount allocated on top of that which would be required to administer benefits in the pilot areas under the current arrangements, has been allocated as follows:

£ million
Year Allocation
1998–2000 32.49
2000–01 23.97
2001–02 23.07

These amounts do not differentiate between the three phases. They include information technology and capital expenditure over the period of the pilots. The funding allocation for 1998–99 and 1999–2000 has been combined.