HC Deb 25 October 1976 vol 918 c86W
Mr. Baker

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people and how many school leavers were unemployed in the St. Marylebone constituency on 1st October 1976; how many vacancies were available; and what were the comparable figures for 1st October 1975, 1974 and 1973.

Mr. Golding

Following is the information available:

co-operatives on: (a) Merseyside, (b) West Midlands, (c) the North-East and (d) Yorkshire; and for what productive purposes.

Mr. Golding

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the job creation programmes have given a grant to only one firm working as a co-operative in the four areas mentioned. This is the Merseyside Training Co-operative Ltd. which employs 102 people, for which a grant of £277,000 has been approved. The work of the co-operative covers a wide range of activities including the production of boats and the renovation of engines and caravanettes.