§ Paul Holmes
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much funding has been allocated to advertising for each of the New Deal programmes in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Browne
The available information on advertising media spend for the New Deal programme since 1997 is in the table.1292W
New Deal programme Spend1 (£) 1997–98 New Deal 3,571,000 New Deal for Lone Parents 54,000 1998–99 New Deal 4,381,000 New Deal for Lone Parents 1,400,000 1999–2000 New Deal 261,000 New Deal for Lone Parents 655,000 New Deal for Partners 201,000 2000–01 New Deal 50 Plus 2,270,000 New Deal for Lone Parents 1,588,000 2001–02 New Deal 25 Plus 613,000 New Deal for Disabled People 350,000 2002–03 New Deal for Musicians 33,000 2003–042 New Deal 5,800.000 1 Figures are rounded to the nearest thousand and exclude VAT. 2 Allocated budget. Notes: 1. Unless otherwise specified, spend is for generic New Deal
2. Figures exclude provision to advertise some local New Deal
activities. This information is not held centrally and could be
obtained only at disproportionate cost.
Source: COI Communications.