HC Deb 26 June 1979 vol 969 cc138-9W
Mr. Richard Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many persons in West Yorkshire 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

I regret that the information is not available in precisely the form requested. Following are the numbers of people involved in special employment measures in the West Yorkshire area:

  • Youth opportunities programme—4,250 participants since April 1978.
  • Special temporary employment programme—355 participants since April 1978.
  • Small firms employment subsidy—3,204 places currently supported.
  • Job release scheme—1,948 people currently supported.
  • Temporary short time working compensation scheme—859 jobs currently supported.
  • Short time working compensation scheme (textiles, clothing, footwear)—2,549 jobs currently supported.
  • Community industry—262 places currently supported.
  • Job introduction scheme—8 people currently supported.
  • Adult employment subsidy—43 people currently supported.

The temporary employment subsidy is currently supporting 5,261 jobs in the Yorkshire and Humberside region. Information on the age of participants in these schemes is not available, but the majority of those engaged in the youth opportunities programme and community industry are likely to be under 21 years of age.