Written Answers. - Emplyment Support Services.

Jim O'Keeffe

Question:

758 Mr. J. O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Social, Community and Family Affairs the number of people on the back to work scheme and the cost involved for each of the years from 1996 to 1998. [2015/99]

The number of participants on the back to work allowance and the cost involved for each of the years requested is as follows:

Participants

Cost

£m

1996

16,145

39.25 (estimated)

1997

21,101

57.39 (estimated)

1998

24,253

63.77 (estimated)