HC Deb 19 June 1979 vol 968 c485W
Mr. James Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are his plans for reducing unemployment in the development area; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Jim Lester

With regard to the special employment measures administered by my Department and by the Manpower Services Commission, changes

Scheme Estimated number assisted in under 21 age group Estimated total assisted
Temporary employment subsidy Not known 63,000
Short time working compensation scheme Not known 11,200
Temporary short time working compensation Not known 370
Small firms employment subsidy Not known 27,600
Job release scheme Not known 22,900
Adult employment subsidy Not known 870
Job introduction scheme 24 (16–18 years) 190
Youth opportunities programme 67,000 (under 19 years) 70,000
Community industry 5,200 5,200
Special temporary employment programme Not known 14,500