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Long-Term Unemployed Persons

Volume 986: debated on Friday 20 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will introduce a programme of training and work experience for the long-term unemployed in Wales.

The provision of programmes of employment and training is primarily a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Employment and for the Manpower Services Commission. The long-term unemployed in Wales currently benefit both from the general training courses provided by the Manpower Services Commission and from the special facilities available within the youth opportunities and the special temporary employment programmes.