HC Deb 24 May 1976 vol 912 cc12-3W
Sir Thomas Williams

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will authorise the Manpower Services Commission to permit the employment of between one to five people under the Job Creation Programme, where the proposed activities are directly relevant to the training of young unemployed persons.

Mr. Golding

The Job Creation Programme is designed to create short-term jobs of social value for people who would otherwise be unemployed, and priority is given to projects which incorporate an element of training or further education. Full-time training for unemployed people is the responsibility of the Training Services Agency, which also supports industry-based training through the industrial training boards.

Mr. Kilroy-Silk

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how much of the extra £15 million for job creation and training announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 5th May is to be allocated: (a) to Kirkby, (b) to Merseyside and (c) to the North-West.

Mr. Golding

The Manpower Services Commission has not yet decided how the funds should be allocated as between regions.