§ Mr. Michael Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Wales, how many people are currently employed in all of the Government's special employment schemes in Wales.
§ Mr. John Morris:
Figures published by the Department of Employment on 21st November are as follows:
Temporary employment subsidy 9,390 Small firms employment subsidy 1,020 Job release scheme 810 Youth opportunities programme 3,846 Community industry 527 Special temporary employment programme 111 Job creation programme 2,349
The youth opportunities programme figures are based on computer records of claims for payment. From December 1978 the published figures will be based on actual counts made by the careers service. Returns from the careers service during November indicate the number of places filled to be 6,472.