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Community Programme And Youth Training

Volume 76: debated on Wednesday 3 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment which regions of the United Kingdom will benefit from his proposal to extend the community programme providing 131,000 jobs for the long-term unemployed and to change the youth training scheme into a two-year programme for youngsters under the age of 18 years.

All regions of Great Britain will benefit from the expansion of the community programme and the youth training scheme.My right hon. Friend has written to the chairman of the Manpower Services Commission and has asked him to proceed so that an additional 50,000 community programme places can be filled by December 1985. He has also asked the commission to make detailed recommendations for the implementation of the two-year youth training scheme.