asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is his estimate of the number of jobs in the Bradford area that are dependent on Government grants and subsidies.
I regret that this information is not available in the form requested. The following table, however, gives details of the number of people in the Bradford area who have been helped
|Number of people helped||Area covered|
|Temporary employment subsidy||…||…||5,060||Bradford travel-to-work area|
|Work Experience programme||…||…||111||Bradford Parliamentary constituencies|
|Job Creation programme||…||…||742||Bradford local authority area|
|Youth Employment subsidy||…||…||292||Bradford travel-to-work area|
|Recruitment subsidy for school leavers||…||…||195||Bradford travel-to-work area|
|Job Release Scheme||…||…||613||Bradford travel-to-work area|
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what steps he is taking to reduce the level of unemployment in the Bradford area; and if he will make a statement.
The Government's special employment and training measures which have so far benefitted over 7,000 people in the Bradford area continue to be available to reduce unemployment. In the coming months the development of the youth opportunities programme and the special temporary employment programme and the recent extension of the small firms employment subsidy will all provide further help. In addition, as an assisted area, Bradford will continue to benefit from the regional incentives available under the Industry Act to encourage investment and stimulate employment. In the longer terms, the success of the Government's industrial strategy and the reduction of inflation will bring about the conditions in which unemployment can be brought down and kept down both in Bradford and in the rest of the country.
by the special employment measures operated by my Department and the Manpower Services Commission since the various schemes began: