HC Deb 08 April 1982 vol 21 cc466-7W
Mr. Eastham

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether, in view of the fact that no further places can be funded on the community enterprise programme within the present cash limit, he will seek an extension of the cash limit.

Mr. Alison

The community enterprise programme is being expanded from 25,000 places in 1981–82 by an additional 5,000 places to 30,000 in 1982–83 at an additional cost of approximately £60 million.

I would also refer the hon. Member to the new scheme proposed by my right hon. and learned Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer in his Budget speech on 9 March—[Vol. 19, c. 731–732.]