§ Mr. Colvin
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether steps are being taken by the special programmes division of the Manpower Services Commission to persuade large firms to sponsor more places on the work experience on employers' premises part of the youth opportunities programme.
§ Mr. Alison:
The Manpower Services Commission's special programmes division has always encouraged large companies to expand their participation in the youth opportunities programme. Large sponsors are constantly being urged to offer more work experience places.