HC Deb 24 April 1990 vol 171 c166W
21. Mr. O'Brien

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what additional resources he intends to give to the Yorkshire and Humberside region to extend and improve the community industry scheme; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Nicholls

My Department contracts with Community Industry Limited to deliver the community industry scheme. It is up to the company to decide how resources are allocated on a regional basis. The scheme plays a valuable role in helping up to 7,000 disadvantaged young people a year aged 16 to 19 to obtain and retain employment.