§ Mr Nicholas Brown
We are committed to giving all people of working age the help and support they need to find jobs where they are able to do so, and providing security for those who are unable to work. Our New Deal for Disabled People and Jobcentre Plus are already helping more disabled people to get and keep jobs.
The information is in the table.
£millions 1990–91 2000–01 Spending on Long Term Sick and Disabled people 7,052 19,261
This represents a growth in real terms of 7 per cent. per annum.
Departmental Reports 1995 and 2002.
1. Real terms growth has been calculated using 2002–2003 prices.
2. Spending on those over working age has been excluded.