§ Mr. Hannam
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many building and construction projects have been undertaken under the job creation scheme; how many building and construction projects have been completed; and what has been the expenditure on these construction projects?
§ Mr. Golding,
pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 28th November 1978; Vol. 959, c. 141], gave the following reply:
I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that precise figures are not available. However, since the Job Creation Programme began in October 1975, approximately 2,000 projects have been funded in which building or construction activities formed the main element of the work. It is estimated that approximately 1,800 have been completed. MSC expenditure on these projects is estimated to be about £30 million.