HC Deb 03 July 1986 vol 100 cc610-1W
Mr. Frank Field

asked the Paymaster General how many community programmes were in operation (a) in 1985 and (b) in the current year; and how many of these were occupied (i) for the whole of the period of the programme and (ii) for part of the time.

Mr. Lang

It is not possible to give information in the form requested. However, at the end of May 1985, and at the end of May 1986 (the latest date for which statistics are available) the number of community programme projects and places were as follows:

May 1985 May 1986
Projects operating 8,040 10,984
Places authorised 157,602 256,321
Places filled
Full-time 38,525 53,553
Part-time 95,471 162,068
Total 133,996 215,621