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Manchester

Volume 978: debated on Thursday 14 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many young people 21 years and under and 18 years and under, listed separately, and if possible according to sex, and ethnic origin, are benefiting from job promotion schemes, giving the number benefiting from each scheme, in the Manchester travel-to-work area for the latest available date and for the equivalent date for each corresponding month in each, since the schemes were started.

[pursuant to his reply, 11 February 1980, c. 362]: I regret that information is not available to show the numbers of young people entering jobs created under the small firms employment subsidy scheme.The right hon. Member may also have in mind the special programmes operated by the Manpower Services Commission, but I am informed by the MSC that it too cannot provide information in the form requested.However the following information, which relates to entrants to special programmes, gives some indication of the number helped by the youth opportunities programme and the special temporary employment programme since their introduction.

MANCHESTER TRAVEL-TO-WORK AREA
ESTIMATED ENTRANTS
YOP (aged under 18)STEP (aged 19–24)
1.4.78–31.3.794,500250
April 197930020
May25050
June35030
July1,10030
August70030
September70020
October60020
November30010
December20020
Total Year to date4,500230
I regret that it is not possible to provide a breakdown according to sex and ethnic origin.The Manchester unit of community industry had helped a total of 486 young people by March 1979. New entrants must be under 18. The following table gives a breakdown by sex of the number of young employees in the unit each month thereafter. Figures by ethnic origin are not collected.
MaleFemale
April 19797123
May7423
June7426
July7928
August7022
September6922
October6524
November6623
December6623