§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Prime Minister which Government departments currently are involved in putting forward programmes involving charities and voluntary bodies and using the unemployed as volunteers; and if she is satisfied that there is adequate co-ordination between these programmes and the departments concerned.
§ The Prime Minister
The Government Departments mainly involved in putting forward these programmes in Great Britain are the Department of Employment, the Department of Health and Social Security, the Scottie h Office and the Welsh Office.
Most recently, as announced in the Budget speech, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Employment has asked the Manpower Services Commission to work out details of a new scheme of this type. In considering the Manpower Services Commission's proposals, my right hon. Friend will ensure that there is adequate co-ordination between these programmes, including the new scheme.