§ Mr. Hayes
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what was the total number of people benefiting from special employment and training measures at the latest available date in the constituency of Harlow or in the geographical area which corresponds most closely with that constituency; and what is the average cost per person supported under each measure.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
Some 3,500, although, because of the various bases on which local information is collated, an unknown proportion will be in areas outside my hon. Friend's constituency. The costs set out are national averages based on the latest information and estimates and where appropriate include assumptions about periods of participation on schemes and the number of supervisors employed. They do not take into account savings in the payments of benefits or flow-backs to the Exchequer from tax and national insurance. The cost in any particular scheme may vary from the national average.
Estimated average cost per person supported under the measure Measure £ Community Industry 2,330 Community Programme 2,840 Enterprise Allowance Scheme 1,934 Job Release Schemes 3,250 Job Splitting Scheme 750 Temporary Short-time Working Compensation Scheme 495 Young Workers Scheme 560 Youth Training Scheme 1,800