HC Deb 12 July 1979 vol 970 c244W
Mr. Foster

asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) what representations he has received with a view to the local authorities taking over administration of the youth opportunities programme and the special temporary employment programme;

(2) what percentage of disabled people registered with his Department are employed in firms which employ 20 or fewer people;

(3) if he will publish for the United Kingdom and for each Manpower Service Commission special development area the average number of young unemployed during those months when the unemployment register was at its lowest for 1977–78 and 1978–79.

Mr. Jim Lester

I shall reply to the hon. Member as soon as possible.