§ Mr. Allan
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what(a) amount and (b) percentage of the proceeds of the Windfall Tax allocated in the 1999 Budget to (i) the New Deal for 18 to 24-year-olds, (ii) the New Deal for the long-term unemployed, (iii) the New Deal for lone parents and (iv) the New Deal for the sick and disabled, for expenditure during the 1999–2000 financial year was (1) spent during that year and (2) carried forward for future years, indicating the reasons for underspend. 
§ Mr. Blunkett
The following table shows the amount of windfall tax set out in the 1999 Budget Report allocated to the Department for Education and Employment, for the New Deal programmes shown, in 1999–2000 together with provisional expenditure estimates and carry forward.
move on from the New Deal Gateway into one of the four options. Because of the effective performance of the Gateway in 1998–99, only some 45 per cent. of entrant were in fact moving into an option. The New Deal for young people did better still in 1999–2000, when this figure reduced to some 40 per cent. Fewer young people into options has the effect of reducing expenditure on option provision, allowances and Follow-Through.
Expenditure on the Government's Welfare to Work programme is, of course, planned over the medium term and unspent resources in any single year are available for spending in future years. Revised estimates were 305W calculated at the time of Budget 2000, to reflect our latest assumptions about unemployment and what we have now learned from experience about the way the New Deal operates.