HC Deb 09 January 2001 vol 360 c518W
Mr. Llwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many people in Wales have gained(a) sustained employment and (b) short term employment as a direct result of the New Deal since January 1998. [144057]

Mr. Hanson

Figures published by the Employment Service on 20 December 2000 show that 16,400 participants in the New Deal for Young People and the New Deal for long-term unemployed had entered sustained employment up to the end of September 2000, while a further 4,400 had undertaken a period of employment lasting up to 13 weeks.

Results from the New Deal for Lone Parents are not presented in the same way. However, 4,100 participants from this programme entered new jobs, while 200 part-time workers increased their working week to more than 16 hours.