§ Mr. Adam Butler
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many jobs are currently being provided under community industry schemes; how much money has been expended this year on such schemes; and if he will extend the operation of the scheme across the whole country and further increase the ceiling limits on numbers and funds available.
§ Mr. John Fraser
On 17th October, 1,883 young people were employed by community industry. During the period 1st January to 31st August 1975 the cost of the scheme to my Department was £1,546,866. To this should be added the contribution of local authorities in the form of premises, transport and equipment, and the cost of materials provided by project sponsors, for which no estimates are available. As to the possibility of further expansion, I would refer the hon. Member to my reply of 17th October to my hon. Friend the Member for Ormskirk (Mr. Kilroy-Silk).—[Vol. 897, c.820.]580W