HC Deb 16 December 1983 vol 50 cc597-8W
Mr. Nicholas Winterton

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will now review the origin marking and labelling legislation in respect of clothing in order to reflect a minimum percentage of United Kingdom fabric and manufacture.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher

[pursuant to the reply, 15 December 1983]: It would be premature to consider the case for a change of this kind, which would present serious

(£ million)
Youth Opportunities Programme
1978–79 1979–80 1980–81 1981–82 1982–83 Youth Training Scheme 1983–84
Grants to sponsors including trainees allowances 56.9 113.5 198.9 373.2 512.7 *852.3
Administration† 7.6 10.2 14.3 23.3 29.3 61.5


*Youth Training Scheme figures includes expenditure on YOP carry over, and other residual expenditure for young people. Actual expenditure is likely to be below the sum allocated.

†Administrati:n costs are not directly comparable between years. Between 1978–79 and 1982–83, they relate only to the Manpower Services Commission's Special Programmes Division. In 1983–84, an estimate has been made of the total cost of administering the YTS by the MSC's Training Division.

Mr. Ashley

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Employment, pursuant to the reply of 21 November, Official Report, c. 56, if he will give the increases in terms of both amount and percentages, in that part of the youth training scheme allowance intended to meet normal travel costs for each year since the £25 allowance began; and if he will compare these with increases in general travelling costs which form part of the national cost of living index. practical problems, pending a ruling from the European Court on the compatibility of the origin marking order as it stands with European Community law.