§ Mr. Spearing
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will state the comparative gross and net costs to maintain one young person for one year in the youth opportunities programme and community industry, respectively, showing the breakdown of these costs where information is available.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
Comparative information is not available in the form requested. The two programmes are differently organised and the youth opportunities programme includes a variety of schemes providing different forms of training and work experience. Average length of stay of young people varies accordingly. The estimated average gross and net cost per entrant of YOP in 1979–80 was £760 and £440 and the corresponding figures for CI were £1,662 and £670 respectively—£1,767 and £768 including local authority costs.