§ Mr. Boswell
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will make a statement on the required level of(a) outcome-related funding for New Deal for Disabled People programmes and (b) other New Deal programmes. 
§ Ms Hodge
The central focus of New Deal is to secure jobs for unemployed people. Each New Deal aims to provide effective help in tackling the barriers that people face in getting work. In the New Deal for Disabled People we have given job brokers very wide discretion as to how they help people into jobs. In support of this wide flexibility much of the funding is geared to job entries and sustained employment rather than to stages and processes. The precise funding arrangements for other New Deals vary according to the detailed design and objectives for each programme.
Table A: New Deal for schools. Allocations to schools in the Hampstead and Highgate constituency Year School Project details Grant awarded (£) 1997–98 Hampstead Secondary School Refurbishment of ground floor laboratory and conversion into two smaller units 1178,000 Brookfield Primary School Fitzjohn's Primary School Creation of additional teaching space as a new classroom Refurbishment/upgrade and enclosure of external toilets 1998–99 Christchurch Primary School Reconstruction of boundary wall 10,067 Parliament Hill School Food technology room-full refurbishment 58,432 Carlton Primary School Refurbishment of lantern lights to main roof 22,325 1999–2000 Gospel Oak Primary School Replacement of teaching block 310,764 Gospel Oak Primary School Structural works repairing foundation and defective windows 113,405 2000–01 Brookfield primary School Replacement of temporary classrooms and new library building 173,875 Included within a two school package: Parliament Hill Secondary School Conversion and upgrade of science laboratories 1147,609 Included within a six school package: New End Primary School Replacement of lead supply pipework 1154,889 Rosary RC Primary School 1 Denotes total allocations made to package projects covering more than one school. Camden local education authority will be able to advise the value of projects at schools in the Hampstead and Highgate constituency which benefited from these allocations.
Table B: All capital allocations to Camden local education authority £000 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 1999–2000 2000–01 Basic Credit Approvals 216 36 284 579 845 Supplementary Credit Approvals 43 183 65 225 211 Grant to Voluntary Aided Schools 89 188 223 374 556 New Deal for Schools — 178 621 761 1,902 School Security Grant — 33 42 46 46 Removal of Outside Toilets — — 70 — — Energy Efficiency Initiative — — 51 — — Key Stage 1 Class Size Initiative — — — 110 — National Grid for Learning Grant — — 500 384 457