HC Deb 10 May 1990 vol 172 cc219-20W
Sir David Steel

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make more funds available to the sheltered place scheme to increase the number of new places on that scheme.

Estimates for the steel industry are available only from periodic censuses of employment, the results of which are published in the Employment Gazette.

The available information is given in the table.

Mr. Eggar

An additional £4.2 million has been made available towards the cost of expenditure on sheltered employment by local authorities and voluntary bodies this year, an increase of 14 per cent. over 1989–90. I do not at present expect that it will be possible to add further resources, but I shall keep the matter under review.