HC Deb 17 February 1978 vol 944 cc386-7W
Mr. Farr

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what action he proposes to take in the light of the damage being done to firms which are members of the British Association of Landscaping Industries, in areas where job creation schemes have cut down their opportunities for work and endangered the livelihood of long-term employees.

Mr. Golding

I have drawn the attention of the Manpower Services Commission, which administers the job creation programme, to the concern felt by the British Association of Landscaping Industries. I am satisfied, however, that the conditions for approving JCP projects provide a reasonable safeguard against work being funded by the programme which could otherwise have been available to member firms of the Association.