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Community Programme

Volume 78: debated on Tuesday 30 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what progress has been made on the plan to increase the size of the community programme.

Our aim is to complete the planned expansion of the community programme to 230,000 filled places by the end of May 1986. The Manpower Services Commission has been asked for its views on the best means to distribute available places and will be making a considered response as soon as possible. In the meantime, I have agreed with the Manpower Services Commission that it should seek to achieve by the end of December 1985 the following level of places:

RegionTarget for December 1985
London13,500
South East15,700
South West11,170
Midlands32,640
Wales12,610
North West30,200
Scotland24,880
Northern18,000
Yorkshire and Humberside21,300
180,000