§ Mr. Matthew Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what research his Department has(a) completed and (b) is undertaking on the social, economic and fiscal costs and benefits of the New Deal. 
§ Ms Jowell
[holding answer 22 February 2000]: The Department for Education and Employment and the Employment Service have a comprehensive programme of research and evaluation underway to measure the impact of all aspects of New Deal. All the evaluation studies are carried out by independent external research organisations and all are published.472W
The research and evaluation programme comprises quantitative and qualitative research with individual participants, quantitative and qualitative research with employers, case studies of delivery and impact, and macro-economic evaluation and analysis.
As part of this programme the Employment Service has commissioned independent analysis of the economic and fiscal costs and benefits of the New Deal for Young People. First results are reported in "The New Deal for Young People: First Year Analysis of Implications for the Macroeconomy", which was published in December 1999 and is available in the library (reference ESR 33). Analysis will continue and will be published in future annual summary reports of the macroeconomic evaluation of the New Deal for young people.
Information on the wider social effects of New Deal is being collected in various New Deal evaluation surveys and will be analysed in published final reports.
The following elements of the NDYP evaluation have been completed and published:
- Case studies of New Deal delivery and impact in Pathfinder areas
- National case studies of delivery and impact
- Qualitative research with individuals on Gateway in Pathfinders
- Qualitative research with individuals on Options in Pathfinders
- Qualitative research with individuals on Follow-Through in Pathfinders
- Qualitative research with individuals on national Gateway
- Qualitative research with individuals on national Options
- Early qualitative research with employers
- Stage 2 qualitative research with employers
- First annual summary report on progress on New Deal to November 1998
- Quantitative survey of leavers from New Deal Gateway to unknown destinations
- New Deal Gateway: A Labour Market Assessment.
The following strands of the evaluation are still underway:
- Qualitative research with individuals on national Follow-Through
- Second annual summary report
- Quantitative survey of individual participants—Stage 1
- Quantitative survey of individuals participants—Stage 2 follow-up survey (interviews underway)
- Quantitative survey of participating employers
- Evaluation of New Deal for Musicians
- Survey of leavers from Options to unknown destinations
- Evaluation of Intensive Gateway Trailblazers.
§ Mr. Alasdair Morgan
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will state the number and percentage of participants in the New Deal for 18 to 24-year-olds in(a) Great Britain, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales who have entered unsubsidised sustained employment through the New Deal; and if he will list the areas in Scotland where a smaller percentage of participants than the (i) Great Britain average and (ii) the Scottish average figures have entered unsubsidised sustained employment through the New Deal; and if he will list the number and percentage of those entering unsubsidised sustained employment in each of those areas of Scotland. 473W
§ Ms Jowell
[holding answer 22 February 2000]: The information requested is set out in the tables. Many other young people will have found work without telling the Employment Service.
Percentage of New Deal starts gaining sustained unsubsidised employment Percentage Scotland 28 Wales 30 GB 29
Scottish Units of delivery with a smaller percentage than the GB average Sustained unsubsidised jobs As a percentage of New Deal starts Ayrshire 1,147 27 Dumfries and Galloway 323 27 Edinburgh, East and Mid Lothian 986 28 Fife 977 28 Glasgow 1,922 23 Grampian 471 28 Renfrewshire 768 28 Caithness and Sutherland 71 27 Orkney 18 26 Shetland 14 23
18–24 New Deal 25+ New Deal Male Female Male Female Numbers starting New Deal Greenock and Inverclyde constituency 432 180 247 45 Renfrewshire Unit of Delivery 2,118 650 1,328 191 Scotland 33,430 11,370 18,050 3,070 Numbers entering unsubsidised employment Greenock and Inverclyde constituency 170 73 25 7 Renfrewshire Unit of Delivery 842 360 137 24 Scotland 14,230 4,080 1,860 318
These figures demonstrate the effectiveness of the New Deal in getting long-term unemployed people into work