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Economic Planning

Volume 961: debated on Friday 26 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) if he will give the latest figures for the number of people assisted in each English economic planning region, Scotland and Wales under each of the following measures: temporary employment subsidy, short-time working compensation scheme, small firms employment subsidy, job release scheme, adult employment subsidy, job introduction scheme, youth opportunities programme, community industry, special temporary employment programme, and job creation programme;(2) if he will indicate for the following schemes (

a) the date the scheme started, ( b) the date the scheme closed or closes for applications or the date on which the scheme ceased operation and ( c) the cumulative number of people assisted in each English economic planning region, Scotland and Wales, namely, youth opportunities programmes, special temporary employment programme, job creation programme, temporary employment subsidy, small firms employment subsidy, short-time working compensation scheme, job introduction scheme, adult employment subsidy, job release, community industry, recruitment subsidy for school leavers, youth employment subsidy, and work experience scheme.

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 24 January 1979; Vol. 961, c. 165–6], gave the following information:The latest information on the points raised is set out in the table below:—

Regions
South-East and East AngliaSouth-WestWest and East MidlandsYorkshire and Humberside
MeasureDate scheme startedDate scheme closed or closes for applications or date on which scheme ceased to operateSpot dateCumulativeSpot dateCumulativeSpot dateCumulativeSpot dateCumulative
Temporary employment subsidy18. 8.197531. 3.1979(b)13,38066,2206,33028,51021,42098,48912,02057,339
Short time working compensation scheme15. 5.197831. 3.1979(b)3232Nil109NilNil5,1825,218
Small firms employment subsidy1. 7.197731. 3.1980(b)SE-1,054SE-1,054604604W-1,199W-1,1993,4083,408
EA-NilEA-NilE-846E-846
Job release scheme3. 1.197731. 3.1979(b)SE-3,526SE-4,0811,5572,942W-1,131W-1,3442,9997,924
EA-482EA-5321,5572,942E-1,204E-1,789
Adult employment subsidy7. 8.19786. 5.1979(b)NilNilNilNilNilNil5069
Job introduction scheme4. 7.1977January 1980(c)3126024261W-15W-841074
E-6E-53
Youth opportunities scheme1. 4.1978NA9,500NA7,500NA14,700NA9,700
Community industry(a)1972Permanent scheme5392,090101220W-305W-2,1108543,850
E-342E-870
Special temporary employment programme1. 4.1978NA730NA500NA1,240NA940
Job creation programme9.10.197531.12.1977(b)(e)14,000(e)14,000(e)12,000(e)17,000
31.12.1978(c)
Recruitment subsidy for school leavers13.10.197530. 9.1976(d)5,6091,8204,3873,350
Youth employment subsidy1.10.197631. 3.1978(d)4,6663,5176,0245,751
Work experience programme21. 9.197631. 3.1978(d)8,0007,5007,0006,000

Regions

South-East and East Anglia

South-West

West and East Midlands

Yorkshire and Humberside

Measure

Date scheme started

Date scheme closed or closes for applications or date on which scheme ceased to operate

Spot date

Cumulative

Spot date

Cumulative

Spot date

Cumulative

Spot date

Cumulative

Temporary employment subsidy18. 8.197531. 3.1979(b)27,920128,6775,78029,4437,52033,48313,03056,549
Short time working compensation scheme15. 5.197831. 3.1979(b)2,5732,57368685252428428
Small firms employment subsidy1. 7.197731. 3.1980(b)8,6399,7965,2796,4553,8054,3784,5156,323
Job release scheme3. 1.197731. 3.1979(b)4,29612,5281,3664,1899062,9421,9545,710
Adult employment subsidy7. 8.19786. 5.1979(b)38047094138NilNilNilNil
Job introduction scheme4. 7.1977January 1980(c)4033668211991188
Youth opportunities scheme1. 4.1978NA16,700NA14,0006,4958,5008,43111,400
Community industry(a)1972Permanent scheme5612,3109265,3605341,9601,0175,160
Special temporary employment programme1. 4.1978NA1,110NA1,1701573204371,090
Job creation programme9.10.197531.12.1977(b)(e)43,000(e)37,000(e)25,000(e)68,000
31.12.1978(c)
Recruitment subsidy for school leavers13.10.197530. 9.1976(d)5,1523,4432,5293,889
Youth employment subsidy1.10.197631. 3.1978(d)8,3438,0014,6076,533
Work experience programme21. 9.197631. 3.1978(d)9,0007,0008,0007,500

Footnotes

(a) Under the special measures additional funds have been made available since 1975 to provide extra places; the statistics supplied relate to the whole scheme.
(b) Date scheme closes for applications.
(c) Date on which scheme ceases operation.
(d) Date scheme closed.
(e) Ended 31 December 1978.