§ 26. Fiona Mactaggart
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what progress has been made with the New Deal for Lone Parents; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Angela Eagle
The New Deal for Lone Parents is providing active support to help lone parents move into work. In the first year of the national programme over 104,000 lone parents have attended interviews; 89 per cent. of these have agreed to participate in the 67W programme; and over 28,000 lone parents have obtained jobs. In his pre-Budget report the Chancellor announced a package of improvements to the programme to build on the success of NDLP so far.