HC Deb 18 February 1986 vol 92 cc138-9W
28. Mr. Favell

asked the Paymaster General what pilot schemes to asist the long-term unemployed are now being conducted.

Mr. Lang

At present in addition to existing services the Manpower Services Commission is conducting the following initiatives to help long-term unemployed people.—contacting some longer term unemployed people to provide the range of services available to them from Jobcentres. —operating over 30 job clubs. —in nine pilot areas providing a programme of counselling interviews and the job start scheme.

Details of these schemes were given in my predecessor's reply to my hon. Friend on 21 January at column 124.

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