§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will bring forward proposals to allow managers and supervisors of Manpower Services Commission community programme schemes to be engaged for the duration of the schemes for which they are responsible.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
No. The community programme provides temporary employment for the long-term unemployed. This is normally restricted to a maximum of 12 months so that we can help as many people as possible. Managers and supervisors may be retained for further periods where this is clearly in the interests of the efficiency of the project and no suitable replacement can be found.