§ Mr. Madden
asked the Paymaster General if the Manpower Services Commission will provide long-term funding for Fashion Services for the Disabled, which provides help to disabled people within Bradford; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Lee
Fashion Services for the Disabled is funded under the community programme at present. Projects supported under this programme are appraised annually both by the Manpower Services Commission and the local area manpower board to ensure that those which continue to receive support are the ones which best meet the needs of local long-term unemployed people as well as providing benefit to the community. Both the Manpower Services Commission and Bradford area manpower board felt the Fashion Services for the Disabled project no longer meets the needs of local long-term unemployed people and there are, therefore, no plans to renew it when its current contract ends in August 1987.