HC Deb 01 May 1984 vol 59 c65W
16. Mr. Hayes

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on the future of the enterprise allowance.

Mr. Alan Clark

As my hon. Friend knows this scheme has proved highly successful and popular. I am glad to report to the House that the weekly allocation of places on the scheme is being raised from the current level of just over 600 to 1,000 from now until the end of July.

As I told my hon. Friend the Member for Nuneaton (Mr. Stevens) in the Easter Adjournment debate, the future of the scheme in the medium-term is being considered as a matter of urgency.