HC Deb 05 July 1979 vol 969 c669W
Mr. Cant

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many individuals were covered by the special employment and training measures of the Manpower Services Commission for the 12 months ended April.

Mr. Jim Lester

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the statistics are as given in the table below.

Estimated numbers of entrants from April 1978 to March 1979
Special measure
Youth opportunities programme 1 162,200
Special temporary employment programme 19,700
Community industry 1, 2 11,000
Training places supported in industry 65,600
Job introduction scheme for disabled people 1,400

NOTES 1—Does not include adults employed as supervisors.

2—The figure relates to the 12 months up to 12 April 1979.