HC Deb 19 June 1979 vol 968 c486W
Mr. Hardy

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many persons are currently being assisted by the various schemes and arrangements for job saving and employment creation for which his Department is responsible; and how many of these persons are under 21 years of age.

Mr. Jim Lester

At the end of April the estimated number of people in Great Britain assisted by the special employment measures for which my Department and the Manpower Services Commission are responsible is as given below. It is not possible to give the breakdown by age group as requested.

Mr. Mayhew

Under current legislation it is possible for trade unions to make contracts and to sue or be sued in respect of such contracts. Collective agreements between unions and employers can be made legally enforceable if they are in writing and contain specific provision that the parties intend the agreements to have this effect.