HC Deb 21 January 1981 vol 997 cc192-3W
Mr. Speller

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will extend work experience schemes to allow young school leavers to clear country roads and hedge drains under the sponsorship of rural parish councils.

Mr. Peter Morrison

Under the Manpower Services Commission's youth opportunities programme it is already possible for rural parish councils to sponsor work experience schemes which include such activities provided that the schemes satisfy the normal criteria for approval.

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