HC Deb 23 July 1987 vol 120 c327W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on his plans for the community programme.

Mr. Fowler

We plan to improve the community programme by making it full time and paying a premium over and above social security entitlements. This will make the programme much more attractive to long-term unemployed people with families. We also propose to enhance significantly the training content of the programme.