§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what was the total cost of administering the job creation scheme to date, exclusive of the cost 53W of payment to the persons employed; and if he will analyse this cost between that incurred in Wales, Scotland and England.
§ Mr. Golding
I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the cost of administering the job creation programme in the period ended 31st March 1976 was £216,000. It is estimated that the cost in the present financial year will be around £600,000. Costs for Wales, Scotland and England are not separately identified.
Category of sponsor Number of applications Total grant sought £ Number of man weeks County councils 162 2,086,583 52,812 District councils, Borough councils and city councils 157 1,670,995 31,959 Community councils and town councils 6 39,604 909 Trades unions Nil Nil Nil Other bodies 97 879,053 19,177