§ Mr. Gregory
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what the total number of people benefiting from special employment and training measures at the latest available date in York and on the same date in 1981, 1982 and 1983; and what is and was the average cost per person supported under each measure.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
[pursuant to his reply, 25 July 1984, c. 602]: Some 2,500, 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 area for a particular scheme may vary from the national average.
The number benefiting in 1981, 1982 and 1983 was some 1,500, but an exact comparison is not possible as 129W some measures in operation in those years have now ended, and new measures introduced. Comparable average cost figures for these years are not available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.
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