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Job Creation

Volume 930: debated on Friday 29 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) if he will publish in the Official Report the locality of area action committees under the Job Creation Programme and the names of their members;(2) if he will take steps to ensure that spending under the terms of the Job Creation Programme goes equally into providing jobs for girls as well as boys, and ensure that advertising in connection with the scheme is sexually neutral;(3) if he will ensure that publicity for Job Creation Programme schemes makes it clear that girls are equally able to apply for work under any job creation programme;(4) how many jobs in the Job Creation Programme were provided for boys and girls, respectively; how much money was spent on boys and girls respectively; and if he will make a statement;(5) how many men have been appointed members of local area action committees; and how many women have been so appointed;(6) how many people have been returned to the dole queue after the 52-week embargo on job creation has expired for them; and if he will make a statement;(7) how many school leavers have obtained permanent jobs as a result of Job Creation Programme training;(8) if he will amend the criteria for appointment to area action committees under the Job Creation Programme to include women's organisations, so that women are appointed to these committees.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the allocations of money between regions on the Job Creation Programme schemes.

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that, under the Job Creation Programme, money has been allocated to regions as follows:

AreaTotal Allocationm)
London and South-East7·5
Merseyside18·0
Midlands6·5
Northern21·0
North-West10·0
Scotland30·5
South-West6·5
Wales16·0
Yorkshire and Humberside10·0
Administrative costs2·1
Not yet allocated1·9
Total130·0

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many jobs have been created in the Job Creation Programme to date; and how much they have cost.

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that, to date, grants totalling £106·8 million have been allocated to the Job Creation Programme, providing 75,337 jobs.