§ Dr. Godman
asked the Paymaster General how much money is budgeted in the current financial year and for 1988–89 for Manpower Services Commission community programme schemes in (a) Great Britain, (b) Scotland, (c) Strathclyde region, (d) the Renfrewshire, Dumbarton and Argyll area manpower board.
§ Mr. Lee
[pursuant to his reply, 24 February 1987, c. 193]: The Government are providing resources for the community programme amounting to £1,038 million in 1986–87, £1,120 million in 1987–88 and £1,145 million in 1988–89.
The Manpower Services Commission does not prepare separate cash budgets for regions and areas. However, based on the proposed number of about 245,000 filled places nationally and Scotland's proposed allocation of about 31,000 places, it is estimated that expenditure attributable to Scotland will he about £128 million in 1986–87, and £141 million in 1987–88. Expenditure attributable to the Strathclyde region will be about £65 million in 1986–87 and within this figure, the amount for Renfrew, Dumbarton and Argyll will he about £21 million. Precise area figures for 1987–88 are not yet available because the planning procedure for determining the distribution of places within Scotland is still in progress.
Figures below national level for 1988–89 are not available at this early stage.