§ Mr. Deakins
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people in Waltham Forest and the Walthamstow-Leyton travel-to-work area, respectively, will benefit from the new measures to help the long-term unemployed.
§ Mr. Alison
Places under the community programme scheme will be allocated broadly in line with the regional incidence of long term unemployment. The ability of people to benefit from the scheme will depend on sponsors coming forward with suitable projects for support.
Area Number supported at end of April 1980 Number supported at end of April 1981 Number supported at end of April 1982 Number supported at end of June 1982 West Yorkshire* 4,646 5,528 6,377 6,784 Kirklees† 591 511 630 671 Greater Manchester‡ 4,959 4,189 5,171 5,576 Oldham≑ 1,244 1,066 1,282 1,367 Notes * The figures relate to the metropolitan area of West Yorkshire which consists of the Bradford, Castleford, Dewsbury, Halifax, Leeds and Wakefield travel-to-work areas together with the areas administered from the Huddersfield, Keighley and Todmorden offices of the employment services division. † For the purposes of the reply, Kirklees is designated as being the areas administered from the Huddersfield, Batley and Dewsbury offices of the employment services division. ‡ The figures relate to the Greater Manchester metropolitan area which consists of Manchester, Ashton under Lyne, Leigh, Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Wigan and Rochdale travel-to-work areas. ≑ The figures relate to the Oldham travel-to-work area.