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London (Fares)

Volume 14: debated on Monday 30 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will examine the feasibility of introducing a scheme to assist young people who live in the home counties and who are deterred from seeking available employment in London by the level of fares.

[pursuant to his reply, 27 November 1981, c. 485]: I am well aware of the difficulties young people all over the country are facing in getting jobs. But although some assistance with fares can be given to those on YOP schemes, I am not convinced that there is a case for making public money available to help young people in normal employment with fares to work.