§ Mr. Yeo
asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) how many people are now employed in schemes funded directly or indirectly by his Department; and what is the cost of these schemes;
(2) how many people are now receiving training in schemes funded directly or indirectly by his Department; and what is the cost of these schemes;
(3) if he will list the names of the schemes administered or funded by his Department which provide training; and what is the average cost per head for each person trained;
(4) if he will list the names of the schemes administered or funded by his Department which provide employment; and what is the average cost per head for each person employed.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
It is estimated that about 360,000 people were provided with employment and over 330,000 were receiving training on schemes administered by my Department and the Manpower Services Commission at the end of December 1984.
The estimate provision for employment schemes for 1984–85 is £1,045 million and for training schemes it is £1,065 million (excluding administration costs).
The approximate gross costs per filled place or per person supported on the main schemes administered or funded by my Department or the Manpower Services Commission which provide employment or training are:
£ Full-Time Job Release 3,250 Part-Time Job Release 1,590 Young Workers Scheme 560 Job Splitting Scheme 750 Community Programme 4,290 Community Industry 2,370 Enterprise Allowance Scheme 1,964 Youth Training Scheme 1,850 Training Opportunities Scheme 2,500
1. These figures are averages associated with present levels of coverage and present assumptions; the marginal cost of expanding any particular scheme could be substantially different.
2. The figures take no account of the wider impact of the measures on the labour market or the economy more generally.