HC Deb 11 June 1981 vol 6 c193W
Mr. Marlow

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what consideration has been given, in his assessment of a possible scheme of community service, to the payment of an allowance to those on the scheme; what was the level of weekly pay of a National Service man in the last year of National Service; and what would be its value at current prices.

Mr. Peter Morrison

The Government are keeping under review the needs of the young unemployed and the help that is given them. I understand the level of weekly pay in the last year of recruitment for National Service—1960—was £1.11s.6d. On the basis of movement in the retail price index and available indices since 1960, its current value would be some £9.02.