HC Deb 05 August 1975 vol 897 cc132-3W
Mr. Stanbrook

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how much working time in minutes he estimates it took a worker earning the current national average weekly wage to earn the price of a standard—1¾ lb.—loaf, a pint of milk, one dozen standard eggs, the cheapest British saloon car, the average rent including rates of an unfurnished dwelling, and the average weekly repayment of mortgage advance on a new house in October of the years 1971 to 1974, respectively.

Mr. Booth

The information requested and the prices and earnings on which it is based are given in the following table:

situation, particularly concerning young people and his statement on the 24th July, he will now expand and develop the Community Industry schemes already in existence, and create new schemes in areas of greatest need.

Mr. John Fraser

I am glad to inform my hon. Friend that the Government have authorised additional resources for Community Industry so that up to 3,000 young people can be employed. This represents an increased capacity of 1,000 places, and should enable Community Industry to respond to increased needs both in its existing areas of operation and elsewhere.