§ Mr. Sutcliffe
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish a progress report on community industry demonstrating its impact on youth employment and some of the main projects 429W undertaken since the inception of the scheme.
§ Mr. Scott
My right hon. Friend has no plans to publish a detailed report on community industry at its present stage of development. The scheme continues to expand and now employs 878 young people. Since it started 2,135 young people have been employed and projects undertaken have included renovation and decoration of community centres, sports grounds, etc.; construction of adventure playgrounds for schools; decoration of old people's houses; repair of clothing, furniture and household effects for the old and needy; landscaping, gardening, and general environmental work; and the restoration of a paddle-tug boat.