HC Deb 22 November 1977 vol 939 cc725-6W
Mr. Woof

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is his estimate of the numbers of jobs for young persons resulting from the job creation programme in Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Golding

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that to date 581 jobs have been approved under the job creation programme in Gateshead Metropolitan Borough. Although the precise number of jobs filled by young people in Gateshead is not known, over among disabled people, but a number of measures have been taken including the provision of an experimental job introduction scheme, a scheme of capital grants to employers for adaptations to premises and equipment, and the launch of "Positive Policies", a guide to employing disabled people. Disabled people in the Northern Region, as in other parts of the country, should benefit from these measures.