§ Mr. Willetts
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many participants in the New Deal for(a) Young People, (b) 50 Plus, (c) Lone Parents and (d) Long-term Unemployed have accepted permanent employment with the Department for Work and Pensions, broken down by year. 
§ Mr. Nicholas Brown
The information is not available for all of the Department and its agencies.
The following table provides information on the number of people who, having been taken on under the subsidised employment option of the New Deal in the former Employment Service (ES) and Jobcentre Plus, have gained permanent employment in Jobcentre Plus. Information broken down by each New Deal is not available.
Number of people who have gained permanent employment with ES/Jobcentre Plus1 1998–99 18 1999–2000 88 2000–01 123 2001–02 63 2002–032 21 1 Jobcentre Plus was launched in April 2002. The Employment Service and Benefits Agency ceased to exist at the same time. 2 Up to end December 2002.
In addition, up to July 2002 a further 3,556 people have been taken on across the Department from the New Deal for Young People and New Deal 25 plus. These people have come through the Department's normal recruitment processes. Information on how many of these have secured permanent jobs is not available.