§ Mr. Frank Allaun
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how much money has been allocated to the Manchester Area Board for (a) the youth opportunities programme, and (b) the special temporary employment premium; how it is expected that money will be spent; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Golding
I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that a total of £9 million has been allocated to the Greater Manchester and Lancashire Area for the youth opportunities programme and £2.9 million for the special temporary employment programme. Area boards will ensure that resources will be distributed in proportion to the numbers of unemployed people in each LEA area and are currently preparing final plans for the provision of opportunities under the programme. These plans will be considered by the Special Programmes Board at its next meeting on 24th July.