HC Deb 06 November 1979 vol 973 cc121-2W
36. Mr. Trippier

asked the Secretary of State for Employment, in view of the fact that the withdrawal of the special temporary employment programme schemes has meant the end of the Operation Decoration scheme run by the Disablement Income Group within the Rossendale constituency, if he will seek to introduce further means of support for such schemes.

Mr. Jim Lester

I have no plans at present to introduce further special employment measures. The special temporary employment programme continues to operate in special development areas, development areas and designated inner city areas, where the need is greatest. The youth Opportunities programme continues throughout the country to offer training and work experience opportunities to unemployed young people, including disabled young people.