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"Young People And Work"

Volume 934: debated on Thursday 30 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will now make a statement on the Manpower Services Commission's report "Young People and Work".

My right hon. Friend announced in the House on 29th June that the Manpower Services Commission should be asked to operate a new programme will be in full operation by Sep-on the lines of the proposal that it put forward based on its working party's report "Young People and Work".A range of opportunities will be provided both to help young people prepare for work and to enable them to gain worthwhile work experience. The programme will be in full operation by September 1978. A maximum of 130,000 places will be provided, enabling over 230,000 young people to benefit a year. Those participating will be paid an allowance of £18 per week, and the programme will cost £160 million.