HC Deb 23 November 1979 vol 974 cc362-3W
Mr. Madel

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether any changes have been made to his cash limits.

Mr. Prior

The following changes are being made:

employment programme (STEP), which is run by the MSC on my behalf, without increasing the total of my cash limits as a whole. When STEP was limited to areas where help is most needed the revised estimate took insufficient account of commitments already incurred. The extra money required will be found from the MSC's grant-in-aid cash limit where a change in the mix and duration of opportunities in the youth opportunities programme will reduce the overall cost.