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Home Insulation

Volume 984: debated on Friday 9 May 1980

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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, 25 April 1980, c. 294] gave the following further information: I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the number of schemes currently operating under the youth opportunities programme, the special temporary employment programme and the community industry scheme involving home insulation is 59, employing up to 853 trainees and adults as follows:employment. In fact, a special team from the local jobcentre spent three days in the factory shortly after the closure was announced, discussing vacancies and training opportunities with the workers concerned and I understand that some workers have already been found new jobs.