§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the total number of persons employed by community industry in Wales, Clwyd, the Alyn-Deeside travel-to-work area and the Wrexham travel-to-work area; and what was the monthly increase in community industry posts to the last month for which statistics are available.
§ Mr. John Stradling Thomas
I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that on 9 June 1983, 1,032 persons were employed by community industry in Wales. No schemes are currently running in the Shotton and Wrexham travel-to-work areas or in Clwyd. Information in respect of the latter part of the question is not immediately available and I shall write to the hon. Member as soon as possible.