HC Deb 18 March 1980 vol 981 cc171-2W
19. Mr. Stephen Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will take steps to ensure that there is greater flexibility in the provision of Manpower Services Commission funds for construction projects, so as to allow for interim payments to be made in advance of completion.

Mr. Jim Lester

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that interim payments are available to project sponsors under the youth opportunities and special temporary employment programmes whatever the nature of the project.