§ Mr. Foster
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he has any plans to reduce the amount of substitution for full-time employment taking place in the work experience on employers' premises module of the youth opportunities programme; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
[pursuant to his reply, 24 February 1981, c. 331]: The Manpower Services Commission is keeping the matter under close review. As staffing resources permit, the Commission is improving its procedures for preventing substitution when appraising proposals for work experience schemes and when consulting with relevant trade unions and with the careers service; and by regular monitoring of schemes.