§ Mr. Foster
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what proportion of special temporary programme participants is placed into full-time employment for each Manpower Services Commission, special programmes division area, for each region and for the United Kingdom as a whole.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
The Manpower Services Commission's latest survey of ex-STEP employees' employment status, conducted in October 1980, shows that just under 30 per cent. were in full-time employment at the survey date. The survey was based on a sample of employees who had joined STEP in September and October 1979. I regret that the sample size was insufficient to produce reliable regional or area level information.