HL Deb 10 April 2001 vol 624 cc179-80WA
Lord Mason of Barnsley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many people have opted for training and self-employment within the New Deal, giving figures separately for England and South Yorkshire. [HL1610]

Baroness Blackstone

Latest figures show that from January 1998 to the end of January 2001, 91,700 young people had started full-time education and training option of New Deal in Great Britain, of which 76,000 were in England. Of these, 4,760 were in South Yorkshire. All of the New Deal options contain an element of training.

In the same time period, 3,180 young people started stage 3 of the self-employment routeway across Great Britain, of which 2,850 were in England. One hundred and twenty-six of these were in South Yorkshire.