HC Deb 07 February 1977 vol 925 cc557-8W
Mr. Hooley

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what were the net disbursements from public funds in 1976 in respect of (a) youth employment subsidy, (b) temporary employment subsidy, (c) community industry, (d) job creation programme, (e) work experience pro- gramme, and (f) industrial training carried out by and in Government training centres.

Mr. Golding

The total amounts expended or committed in 1976 were as follows:

Youth employment subsidy 8,530
Temporary employment subsidy 55,550,891
Community industry 5,473,000
Job creation programme 20,290,960

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that expenditure in 1976 on the other items was as follows:

Work experience programme 180,000
Industrial training carried out by and in skillcentres 79,558,000

Mr. Hooley

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what machinery exists for co-ordinating the activities of the job creation programme, work experience scheme, youth employment subsidy scheme and community industry scheme.

Mr. Golding

There is close co-operation between the Manpower Services Commission (MSC), who run the job creation programme and the work experience programme, and my Department which is responsible for the youth employment subsidy and Community Industry.

In addition, the MSC has set up a working party composed of representatives of interested bodies, to consider the feasibility of securing an objective that all unemployed young people who are not in higher or further education, should have the opportunity of training or participation in a job creation or work experience scheme. The working party will be studying all the current measures to help unemployed young people, including the schemes mentioned above.

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