HC Deb 01 February 1982 vol 17 c56W
Mr. Barry Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people were on (a) the short-time working compensation scheme, (b) the job release scheme, (c) the youth opportunities programme, (d) community industry schemes, (e) the community enterprise programme and (f) training for skills in the travel-to-work areas of Clwyd and Gwynedd at the latest available date; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Alison:

The information, where it is available is set out in the following table. The measures continue to alleviate the worst effects of unemployment in North Wales.

Special Employment and Training Measures Clwyd and Gwynedd
Measures Currently Supporting
Clwyd Gwynedd
Temporary short-time working
compensation scheme* 1,452 1,468
Job release scheme 282 200
Youth opportunities programme† 4,890 2,260
Community industry see note ‡ below
Community enterprise programme** 825
Training for skills see note ‡‡ below

Unless otherwise stated, the figures for Clwyd relate to the Shotton and Wrexham travel-to-work areas and the areas covered by the Denbigh, Llangollen and Rhyl employment offices. The figures for Gwynedd relate to the Caernarron, Holyhead, Llandudno and Pwllheli travel-to-work areas and the areas covered by the Barmouth, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Llanwrist, Machynlleth and Tywyn employment offices.

Notes to the table

* The figure relates to the number of potentially redundant employees.

† Statistics are for entrants in the period 1 April 1981 to 30 November 1981.

‡At the present time ther is no community industry unit in either country.

** Stastics are for the area covered by the Manpower Services Commission's special programmes area office in Wrexham. This office administers an area consisting of the counties of Clwyd, Gwynedd and Powys.

†† The number of people covered by the scheme is not available for the areas requested and could only be established at dispropotionate cost.