§ Mr. Cyril Smith
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what were the targets, as at 1st October 1978, of jobs to be created under the special temporary employment programme and the youth opportunities programme; and what is the number of jobs created against those targets, as at 1st October 1978, under each of those programmes.
§ Mr. Golding:
I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that there are no targets for either programme which relate specifically to 1st October. The overall target for the youth opportunities programme is to provide, during the period September 1978 to August 1979, a maximum of 82,000 filled places enabling 187,000 young people to enter the programme during that time. The target for the special temporary employment programme is to have 25,000 continuously filled places and it is hoped that this will be achieved by end June 1979.
At 1st October 1978, some 55,000 places for young people had been created under the youth opportunities programme and some 7,000 places for adults under the special temporary employment programme.