§ Mr. Lang
We have no present plans to change the criteria for entry to the community programme which give priority to those long-term unemployed people who are directly or indirectly in receipt of state benefits. Exceptions are allowed for managers, supervisors and other key workers with skills essential for the successful operation of a project and for whom no suitably qualified replacement is available for the priority group.
§ 52. Mr. Geraint Howells
asked the Paymaster General if he will make a statement on the funding available for the community programme.