HC Deb 12 July 2001 vol 371 cc624-5W
Mr. Cousins

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many of those aged over 50 years in each region and nation of the UK have returned to work with the support of the New Deal for the over-50s programme. [3091]

Mr. Nicholas Brown

The information is in the table:

Results of the New Deal 50+ programme (April 2000-May 2001)
Region Number returning to work
Northern 2,300
North West 4,700
Yorkshire and the Humber 4,300
West Midlands 3,700
East Midlands and Eastern 4,300
South West 4,000
London and the South East 7,700
Scotland 4,900
Wales 2,900
Northern Ireland 800


1. All figures are rounded to the nearest hundred

2. The Department for Work and Pensions is not responsible for the operation of the New Deal 50 + in Northern Ireland