§ Mr. Foster
asked the Secretary of State for Employment, in view of the cuts in the Manpower Services Commission budget, what recommendations of the recent TOPS review document will not now be implemented.
§ Mr. Jim Lester
, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 20 June 1979], gave the following answer:
The TOPS review was produced by the Manpower Services Commission after extensive consultations with a wide range700W
each module of the youth opportunities programme during the last financial year and the average length of stay for each module.
§ Mr. Jim Lester,
pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 20 June 1979], gave the following answer:
The table below gives weekly and annual average costs for the different types of YOP scheme and, where available, average durations for the various opportunities. The costs are only those directly associated with the running of the different types of scheme, and so exclude MSC administrative costs.
of employer's organisations, trade unions and training and educational bodies. The main purpose of the review proposals, which the Government endorse, is to make the TOPS scheme more relevant to employer's needs. The review will continue to guide the future planning of decisions on the volume of resources to be allocated to the various activities of the MSC.