HC Deb 05 February 1985 vol 72 cc492-3W
Mr. Fisher

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he has any plans to introduce new special employment measures specifically to cater for the long-term unemployed.

Mr. Peter Morrison

All our employment and training measures, apart from those for young people, provide considerable help for long-term unemployed people. In particular, the community programme has now reached its target of providing 130,000 filled places. We continue to review how the employment and training measures might be improved further.