HC Deb 20 June 1988 vol 135 cc401-4W
Mr. Bevan

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will list the projects approved so far by the Government's Handsworth task force.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

Following is the list:

Approved projects Task force Total Government spending
Black Star Car Company—motor vehicle repair project run as a community business 28,535 94,535
Broughton road housing refurbishment local labour initiative 575,000 1,350,000
CANDEL Potohari Hinko: provision of a community base to develop employment and training opportunities, and provide a drugs and AIDS awareness programme 68,000 240,000
Copthorne Hotal customised pre-recruitment training programme 6,500 36,500
CP Management Training for ethnic minorities, and follow-up 85,800 126,800
Grove Lane Baths—Community and youth enterprise centre 272,000 1,266,250
Handsworth employment scheme catering training unit 53,000 104,000
Handsworth opportunities programme for employment (HOPE): Sikh managed CP scheme to refurbish the groups training base 36,500 216,618
Handsworth churches forum YTS training centre and neighbourhood care project 115,075 266,926
Handsworth single homeless housing association development worker 15,000 15,000
Hotel and catering pre-recruitment training compact with 12 major Birmingham hotels 92,500 142,500
Inner city contracts—non profit making building company, providing jobs for local people 58,325 58,325

Approved projects Task force Total Government spending
Inner City Glass Decorating: a craft workshop for predominantly disabled Task Force area residents which will develop into a community business 14,318 52,118
Local recruitment in the finance sector—feasibility study 3,967 3,967
United Youth Association: construction skills training 105,025 148,189
Villa Cross Employment Centre (formerly Villa Cross Pub) 302,875 967,875
Asian Business Institute 17,000 142,000
Birmingham Interpretation and Translation Service (BITS): grant to turn existing voluntary organisation into a self financing business 32,269 32,269
Black Business in Birmingham: venture capital fund to assist development of local small black business 88,800 88,800
Business Action Team offering free business consultancy to small local business and developing an executive recruitment service 113,605 113,605
Federation of Black Housing Associations seminar on construction contracts 4,670 4,670
Establishment of Handsworth Builders' Association, to advise and train local small builders 105,000 105,000
Handsworth Task Force Development Fund: grants and loans in co-operation with National Westminster bank and the City Council 200,000 200,000
Redevelopment of the Lozells Road Shops (including feasibility work) 494,198 578,198
Micro Business Support Service to those receiving Task Force Development Fund assistance 34,907 34,907
Rastafarian Enterprise Initiative, expansion of existing community business 23,500 23,500
Winson Green/Rotton Park Employment Project 25,000 107,500
Attock Welfare Employment and Training—CP pilot initiative 10,000 25,000
Birmingham Young Volunteers: support and advice to young people at risk. 8,000 22,000
Broadway Lower School technology laboratory—computer hardware and refurbishment costs. 20,000 59,000
City and Handsworth Alternative Scheme (CHAS): employment and training advice for ex-offenders. 38,604 49,854
Effective leadership in inner city schools: management development training for local teachers. 780 780
Fire service pre-recruitment training programme 7,500 17,700
Guru Ravidass Cultural Association: skills workshop conversion. 18,000 72,000
Handsworth Employment Scheme feasibility work and subsequent capital equipment funding for bakery and YTS workshop on the Camp Lane site. 150,610 194,564
Handsworth Under Fives Forum (HUFF) Training for nursery staff. 27,800 27,800

Approved projects Task force Total Government spending
Industrial Society, providing employment/enterprise awareness training in schools. 16,000 16,000
Information Technology Network—data link between Holte School, Handsworth Technical College and Austin Rover IT centre 49,956 49,956
Inner City Community Sports Leadership training-pilot Lozells Electronic 5,400 7,000
Workshop: training and low cost purchasing/servicing facility 21,864 103,244
MACRO Films video/film YTS training workshop 69,045 213,260
Opportunities Industrialisation Centre (OIC): training and employment advice to alienated local people 97,005 154,005
Outward bound self-development scheme 5,300 5,300
Positive Action for training in Housing Management (PATH) scheme for people from ethnic minorities 72,000 130,000
Handsworth Technical College personal services workshop (hairdressing, care of the elderly etc.) 58,900 90,400
Positive Image—childcare training centre 76,038 136,541
Holte School/Industry Centre in conjunction with business and the Local Education Authority 69,760 69,760
Schools Outreach pilot preventive care project 32,000 32,000
YTS project placement officer, to develop high quality employer led placements for local voluntary sector YTS providers 18,672 35,135
Villa Park Self Build—assistance with construction skills training for a group of Bangladeshis wishing to build their own houses 59,200 59,200
Afro-Caribbean Resource Centre—day care for elderly and creche facility 29,000 94,300
Handsworth Youth Crime Prevention Scheme—property marking using CP 1,648 56,121
Handsworth Day Care Centre Latchkey Scheme 5,000 29,611
Ladworth Community Safety project—small grants scheme for local groups 15,000 65,000
Lozells Shops security measures 28,500 28,500
Police Foundation—mobile crime prevention workshop 25,000 37,000
Progress 2000—CP refurbishment scheme to improve nursery protection 44,000 75,392
Think Green—training in horticultural skills for local people and development of a garden centre as a co-operative 54,700 86,830
Homework Centres—bridge funding to assist underachieving pupils in the Task Force area 25,500 25,500
Birmingham Area Improvement Team—security and environmental work to a residential area, involving 64 properties, to improve community safety 149,570 199,570
Handsworth Wood Boys School—equipment for the craft and design technology department 2,500 2,500

Approved projects Task force Total Government spending
Handsworth Skills Partnerships—feasibility work 7,500 7,500
Prince of Wales Community Venture—capital (training) equipment 8,400 8,400
Villa Cross Bingo Hall—conversion into managed workspace for local businesses 300,000 450,000
Handsworth Employment Scheme—second capital equipment phase, also developing security services and contract cleaning businesses 185,931 185,931
Marcus Garvey Supplementary School—audio-visual and other equipment 9,000 9,000