HC Deb 16 July 1985 vol 83 c68W
Mr. Colvin

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish details of his allocation by area of the 50,000 additional community programme places recently announced.

Mr. Peter Morrison

I set out current targets for the expansion of the community programme in my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Kettering (Mr. Freeman) on 30 April at column105. The Manpower Services Commission is consulting area manpower boards about distributing places available at regional level, and this will be taken into account in the allocation of the remaining 50,000 places.

Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if, in the light of the recent court judgment regarding the compatibility with the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 of the rules for eligibility for women in respect of the community programme, he will make a statement on the future provision of places for women on the programme.

Mr. Peter Morrison

We are awaiting the published decision of the industrial tribunal in the case of Mrs. Chandler and will consider its implications for the community programme.