§ Mr. Simmonds
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many parents were on the New Deal for Lone Parents in 2003–04; and what the associated budgetary cost was. 
§ Jane Kennedy
Between April 2003 and March 2004, 226,2801 individuals participated on New Deal for Lone Parents. The estimated outturn spend on the programme is £66 million.
1Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.