asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many houses have been insulated using people, employed under various Manpower Services Commission programmes during each of the most recent three years; and what is his estimate of the number of houses to be insulated under such programmes in the future.
[pursuant to his reply, 14 April 1980, c. 418–9]: I regret that the information sought is not available. As I told the hon. Member for Wolverhampton, North-East (Mrs. Short) on 27 March 1980—[Vol. 981. c. 627–8]—the Manpower Services Commission is carrying out an inquiry into the number of schemes currently running under the youth opportunities programme, the special temporary employment programme and the community industry scheme involving home insulation and the number of people participating in them. I shall publish that information as soon as it becomes available.