HC Deb 18 July 1979 vol 970 c714W
Mr. Foster

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will take steps to prevent the reductions in the Manpower Services Commission budget from affecting essential OUTSET surveys of the disabled.

Mr. Jim Lester,

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 17 July 1979], gave the following answer:

No. I regret that no exceptions can be made for particular organisations from the decision that new special temporary employment programme schemes must be confined to work done in the special development areas, development areas, and designated inner urban areas.