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Employment And Training

Volume 952: debated on Friday 23 June 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the estimated cost of the special employment and training measures programme in the current year.

Total expenditure in Great Britain this financial year is estimated to be around £530 million.

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what has been the cost of special employment and training measures in Wales from April 1975 to 31st March 1978.

Figures of expenditure on special programmes are produced in the middle of each month. Up to mid-March 1978, expenditure on these programmes for which separate costs in Wales can be identified was £51 million.

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many persons were covered in Wales by each of the special employment and training measures at the latest date for which figures are available in each case.

The following is the latest information available of those who have benefited from these measures:

Temporary Employment Subsidy (including supplement)30,843
Youth Employment Subsidy4,588
Recruitment Subsidy for School Leavers2,529
Job Release Scheme2,215
Small Firms Employment Subsidy868
Job Creation Programme15,125
Job Introduction Scheme for Disabled Persons32
Work Experience Programme6,012
Youth Opportunities Programme648
Special Temporary Employment Programme88
Total62,948