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Government Schemes

Volume 952: debated on Friday 23 June 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish in the Official Report a table giving, for each month since each scheme started, the number of individuals covered by each of the following special employment and training measures: (a) temporary employment subsidy, (b) job release scheme, (c) job creation programme work, (d) work experience programme, (e) community industry, (f) youth employment subsidy, (g) job introduction scheme, (h) small firms employment subsidy, (i) training places supported by industry, and (j) training services agency special courses for young people.

Monthly estimates of the numbers of persons covered by the various special employment and training programmes are issued to the Press with the monthly unemployment figures. For convenience a table summarising the

Date of Press Notice
Temporary Employment Subsidy193,385199,009199,129189,707182,972
Job Release Schemes10,25412,06613,18614,23913,823
Job Creation Programme39,09841,06942,46443,96242,583
Work Experience Programme8,04811,31610,50614,26817,284
Community Industry3,7833,7993,9084,0554,018
Youth Employment Subsidy13,05414,19014,13013,70812,224
Job Introduction Scheme10
Small Firms Employment Subsidy
Training places supported in industry33,00030,82530,58630,18130,600
TSA special courses for young people2,4474,4483,4863,4963,035
Date of Press Notice
Temporary Employment Subsidy187,373185,500189,400186,000173,450
Job Release Schemes13,64113,33512,98112,67512,051
Job Creation Programme43,59343,29645,07146,22047,387
Work Experience Programme20,68325.63729,96632,78134,221
Community Industry4,2124,3664,4234,6294,474
Youth Employment Subsidy9,3636,0064,4073,1382,793
Job Introduction Scheme3848515536
Small Firms Employment Subsidy8931,5212,0812,5753,372
Training places supported in industry28,65929,39724,58933,54029,263
TSA special courses for young people1,5366,0978,9528,8963,429
Date of Press Notice
Temporary Employment Subsidy180,357174,200173,100166,750170,500
Job Release Schemes11,63411,30510,3769,7169,534
Job Creation Programme48,68351,41460,15058,65255,851
Work Experience Programme34,22138,71840,560
Community Industry4,4454,5724,6444,7554,761
Youth Employment Subsidy3,8185,9938,3158,8857,715
Job Introduction Scheme61104112136135
Small Firms Employment Subsidy4,0933,2053,6933,5753,907
Training places supported in industry27,83926,23227,09927,43826,467
TSA special courses for young people6,8416,6114,068
(1) The Work Experience Programme and the TSA special courses for young people finished as separate programmes on 31st March 1978.
(2) On 1st April 1978 two new measures were introduced, the Youth Opportunities Programme and the Special Temporary Employment Programme. The figures for May 1978 were 32,000 and 100 respectively; for June 1978 they were 33,000 and 300 respectively. The figures for the Youth Opportunities Programme include people on projects which formerly came under the Work Experience Programme.
(3) On 15th May 1978 a short-time working compensation scheme was introduced as a consequence of the modifications made to the Temporary Employment Subsidy. The first set of figures—June 1978—shows 67 people being covered.