HC Deb 13 February 1985 vol 73 c183W
Mr. Evennett

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether the Manpower Services Commission intends to offer contracts for periods greater than one year to managing agents of youth training schemes.

Mr. Peter Morrison

The Manpower Services Commission is currently considering the possibility of offering contracts for longer than one year to some managing agents. I shall write to the hon. Member when a decision is reached.

Mr. Campbell-Savours

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many youth training scheme places were identified and supported in the Workington travel-to-work area and the county of Cumbria during the last month for which statistics are available.

Mr. Peter Morrison

At the end of January 1985 there were 1,353 approved places in the Allerdale and Copeland local authority districts, which largely correspond to the Workington travel-to-work area, and 3,595 approved places in the county of Cumbria.

None of these places were approved during the month of January, as sufficient youth training scheme places to cater for the needs of eligible youngsters in the county of Cumbria for 1984–85 had already been identified and approved before the end of 1984.