HC Deb 03 March 1986 vol 93 c8W
Mrs. Peacock

asked the Paymaster General if he will list the help being provided by his Department for (a) the young unemployed and (b) the long-term unemployed in Batley and Spen.

Mr. Lang

The numbers currently benefiting from our employment and training measures in Batley and Spen are set out below. Because of the various bases on which local statistics are collected an unknown proportion may fall outside the constituency. YTS and the young workers scheme are particularly designed for young people, and our principal measure for the long term unemployed is the community programme.

Community programme 256
Enterprise allowance scheme 1,135
Job release scheme 690
Youth training scheme 2,277
Young workers scheme 290