§ Mr. Browne
Jobs are not set up under the New Deal programme as it is not a job creation programme. The New Deal exists to provide people with the confidence and skills necessary to compete in the labour market.
In 2000, we estimated that the average cost of a young person moving into work through the New Deal for Young People was around £4,000. Cost benefit analysis published in June 2003 found that running the New Deal for Lone Parents in 2000–01 resulted in a net exchequer saving of £1,600 for each Lone Parent moving into work. Equivalent estimates of cost per job are not available for the other New Deal programmes.