HC Deb 10 March 1986 vol 93 cc343-4W
Mr. Willie W. Hamilton

asked the Paymaster General what is the latest total of people assisted by the employment and training measures; and what effect this has on the recorded unemployment figures.

Mr. Lang

At the end of January, some 668,000 people were benefiting from our employment and training measures. It is estimated that the effect of the special employment and training measures was to reduce the unemployment count by 495,000.