HC Deb 04 July 1978 vol 953 cc105-6W
31. Mr. Ioan Evans

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a progress report on the implementation of the youth opportunities programme.

Mr. Golding

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the 28 special programmes area boards and 26 MSC area offices which administer the youth opportunities programme have been in operation for several months. Considerable numbers of inquiries have been received from potential sponsors since April, many of which have produced opportunities for young people. The area boards have submitted plans, which are now being studied.