HC Deb 24 June 1986 vol 100 cc109-10W
69. Sir John Biggs-Davison

asked the Paymaster General what contribution the Manpower Services Commission is making to the reduction of unemployment through neighbourhood energy projects; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Lang

I am pleased to be able to report that, following discussions between my Department, the Manpower Services Commission and the Department of Energy, a national initiative to encourage energy efficiency projects has been established. At the end of May over 250 energy projects were providing about 5,600 jobs for previously long-term unemployed people.