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Job Creation (Manchester)

Volume 22: debated on Friday 30 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many jobs in Manchester are currently being supported by job protection and job creation schemes; and if he will supply a breakdown.

The numbers supported under the Government's special employment measures in the Manchester area are shown in the following table:

Numbers supported
Temporary Short Time Working Compensation Scheme*1,012
Job Release Scheme†868
Youth Opportunities Programme‡13,170
Community Enterprise Programme║1,730
Community Industry¶99
Young Workers Scheme•6,857
Unless otherwise stated, the figures relate to the Manchester travel 10 work' area which comprises Manchester, Altrincham, Beswick, Didsbury, Droylsden, Eccles, Irlam, Longsight, Marple, Middleton, Moss Side, Newton Heath, Preswich, Stockport, Stretford, Swinton, Wilmslow, Worsley and Wythenshawe.


* The figure relates to the number of potentially redundant jobs

covered in applications that were current in March 1982.

† The number supported at 8 April 1982.

‡The figure relates to the number of entrants on to the Programme between 1 April 1981 and 28 February 1982 in the area covering Manchester, Stockport, Salford and Trafford.

║The figure comprises the number who were on projects funded under the Programme at the end of February 1982 in the area administered by the Manchester East and Manchester West Area Offices of the Manpower Services Commission.

¶ The figure relates to the number of young people participating in the programme at the end of March at the CI unit in Manchester.

• The figure relates to the number of applications approved in the North West region between 4 January 1982 and 31 March 1982.