§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on his reasons for not funding schemes, for the long-term unemployed, proposed by the voluntary organisations and referred to by the Prime Minister on 27 July, Official Report, c. 836; how much of the £12 million announced by the Prime Minister has not been allocated; and if he proposes changes in his Department's policy on this matter.
§ Mr. Alison
I refer the hon. Member to the replies given by my right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister, to the hon. Member for South Ayrshire (Mr. Foulkes) on 4 February 1982—[Vol. 17, c.181–2]—and 9 February 1982—[Vol. 17, c. 316.]