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|
|YOP (aged under 18)||STEP (aged 19–24)|
|Total Year to date||4,500||230|