§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many staff her Department employs under the New Deal for Young People. 
§ Mr. Stringer
As at 1 October 2000, the information on all Civil Service departments (including their agencies) participating as employers in the New Deal is as follows:
New Deal starts as at 1 October 2000 Main department (including agencies) Number Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 58 Intervention Board 3 Cabinet Office 13 Privy Council Office 1 Charity Commission 25 Culture, Media and Sport 6 Ministry of Defence 118 Education and Employment 2,182 Office for Standards in Education 1 Environment, Transport and the Regions 63 Export Credits Guarantee Department 4 Foreign and Commonwealth Office 8 Government Communications Headquarters 1 Government Offices for the Regions 8 Health 39 Home Office 89 International Development 7 Law Officers' Departments 15 Lord Chancellor's Department 38 National Assembly for Wales 36 Northern Ireland Office 11 Scottish Executive 54
Department Number of ministerial cars Petrol costs (excluding VAT) from 1 April to 30 September 2000 (£) Cabinet Office, including No. 10 Downing street 17 6,231 Department of Culture Media and Sport 4 4,027 Department for the Environment, Transport and the Regions 8 5,551 Department for Education and Employment 8 7,812 Department for Trade and Industry 5 3,158 Department of Health 6 5,904 HM Treasury 5 5,441 Home Office 4 4,520 1 Including reserve cars for Prime Minister
Figures for earlier years are not readily available and are in archived format. These can only be obtained at a disproportionate cost.