asked the Secretary of State for Employment how much money has been spent by the Manpower Services Commission in providing job opportunities for young persons in (a) Gloucestershire and (b) West Gloucestershire.
I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that, to date, grants totalling£287,268 and£20,392 have been allocated under the job creation programme to approved projects in Gloucestershire and West Gloucestershire respectively. It is estimated that nationally about 45 per cent. of those employed are under 19 years of age. By 23rd April the Manpower Services Commission had committed£63,000 in Gloucestershire of which£2,000 was in West Gloucestershire, for places approved under the work experience programme.
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many jobs have been protected under the temporary employment subsidy scheme in (a) Gloucestershire and (b) West Gloucestershire.
As at 3rd May 1977, 1,385 jobs had been covered by approved TES applications in Gloucestershire of which 27 were in West Gloucestershire.