§ 9. Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what estimate he has made of the number of people who have left the New Deal for Young People and returned to state benefits within 12 months. 
§ Mr. Hanson
Figures for Wales show that, by January 2000, 18,300 young people had left the New Deal for Young People. Of these, 2,600 (14 per cent.) moved directly to other benefits. 17 per cent. of leavers to date had subsequently made a claim for JSA within 12 months of leaving.