§ Mr. Michael Latham
asked the Secretary of State for Employment why his Department registered an objection to the settlement reached by the Joint Industry Board for Electrical Contracting; what are the specific features to which it objects; when this agreement was promulgated; when the Department intervened; and what is the latest position.
§ Mr. Harold Walker
My officials advised the Joint Industry Board on 22nd December 1977 that the overall level of the settlement promulgated on 16th December 1977 did not conform to the
£m. 1976–77 1977–78 Temporary employment subsidy 92.4 200.0 Job creation programme 34.7 67.5 Job release scheme 1.6 16.5 Youth employment subsidy (including its predecessor the recruitment subsidy for school leavers) 2.7 5.4 Small firms employment subsidy — 2.0 Job introduction scheme for disbaled people — 0.1 Community industry 5.9 9.1 Work experience programme 0.6 14.4 Special training courses for young people run by the Training Services Agency 11.9 17.6 Special measures to maintain training opportunities with employers for young people 22.0 37.7 171.8 370.3