§ Mr. Gwilym Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what representations he has received about the misuse of the job opportunities scheme as cheap labour; and on how many occasions he has taken action to prevent this type of abuse.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
[pursuant to his reply, 13 July 1981]: The Manpower Services Commission has received representations from a variety of sources including trade unions, employers associations and individuals. The information requested on how many occasions action has been taken to prevent abuse is not available in statistical form, but the commission takes every step necessary within staff constraints, and keeps all procedures under review.