§ Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing details of each training and employment programme currently in operation in Scotland, including starting dates, total costs to date, the age groups affected, the number of places provided, the weekly allowance paid and whether taxable and the prospects of each scheme for the forthcoming two years.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
I have been asked to reply.
The information is set out in the following table: 629W
Programme Starting date Cost to 30.6.80 (£ million) Age group covered Jobs or training places provided to 30.6.80 Weekly wage or allowances Whether taxed Temporary short-time working compensation scheme 1.4.79 5.69 All ages 44,000 75 per cent. of usual pay These subsidies are paid to employers. The workers concerned receive normal wages which are taxable Small firm employment subsidy 1.7.77 11.42* All ages 34,900* £20 Job release scheme 3.1.77 14.75 (a) 64 (men), 59 (women) 11,500 (a) £36 (£45.50 with dependent spouse) (a) No (b) 60.63 (disabled men) (b) £43 (£53 with dependent spouse) (b) Yes Youth opportunities programme 1.4.78 29.1* Under 19 on entry 66,900† 15 years of age—£19.50 16–18—£23.50 No Community industry 5.8.75 Not available‡ Under 19 on entry 7,700 Local rate for the job Yes Special temporary employment programme 1.4.78 8.0* 19 and over 6,900§ Local rate for the job Yes Training in industry 2.7.75 Not available‡ Young people, mainly school leavers 13,400 Varies Depends on type of payment Notes * Figures relate to 31 May 1980. † Number of entrants to 30 June 1980. ‡ Separate figures for Scotland are not readily available and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. § Number of entrants to 31 March 1980