§ Mr. Robert B. Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will make a statement on the relationship between youth training allowances and the community charge following the meeting between the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State and the hon. Member for Hertfordshire, West on 6 June.
§ Mr. Nicholls
[holding answer 11 June 1990]: My right hon. and learned Friend has received a number of representations about the relationship between liability to pay a proportion of the community charge and the minimum level of training allowance to young people aged 18 years or over who are on youth training. These representations have been referred to the Secretary of State for the Environment, who is reviewing the operation of the community charge to see if there are any anomalies which need to be addressed.