HC Deb 12 October 1976 vol 917 cc101-2W
Mr. Rooker

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the various schemes of aid to employment for which his Department is responsible and which do not operate in the West Midlands.

Mr. Golding,

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 11th October 1976; Vol. 917, c. 45], gave the following information:

A number of aids to employment for which my Department is responsible do not operate outside the assisted areas, which do not include the West Midlands apart from the Oswestry intermediate area. These are the nucleus labour force scheme operated by the Employment Services Agency, some training services to employers operated by the Training Services Agency throughout Britain but for which fees are waived in assisted areas—sponsored training, the mobile instructor scheme, instructor training courses, international trade procedure courses and training within industry courses—and the Regional Employment Premium which is administered by my Department. The job release scheme which will operate from 3rd January 1977 will be limited to assisted areas.

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