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Employment And Training Measures

Volume 961: debated on Tuesday 30 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is his latest estimate of the cost of the current employment and training measures, broken down by the various schemes; and how many jobs he estimates each of these schemes is saving.

The table below gives, for each of the current special employment

MeasureEstimated expenditure in 1978–79million)Number of people being assisted
Temporary employment subsidy147107,400
Short-time working compensation scheme2·58,335
Small firms working compensation scheme14·529,349
Job release scheme2219,421
Adult employment subsidy0·3524
Job introduction scheme0·2154
Youth opportunities programme6355,000
Community Industry125,055
Special temporary employment programme116,000
Training places supported in industry4024,338