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Community Programme

Volume 80: debated on Tuesday 11 June 1985

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21.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make money and places available under the community programme for domestic assistance for elderly and disabled people, along the lines of the home help system; and if he will make a statement.

Some 20 per cent, of community programme projects already provide assistance for elderly and disabled people. This assistance can be increased because we are expanding the programme by 100,000 places to 230,000 filled places by June 1986.

31.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what provision will be made for the expansion of the community programme in Greater London.

33.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what provision will be made for the expansion of the community programme in the south-west.

43.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on the development of the community programme in the east midlands.

69.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what provision will be made for the expansion of the community programme in the east midlands.

71.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on the expansion of the community programme in the west midlands.

The community programme is being expanded by 100,000 places to 230,000 places by the end of May 1986. Some 50,000 of these additional places should be available by the end of the year, and I set out current regional targets in my reply to my hon. Friend the member for Kettering (Mr. Freeman) on 30 April 1985 at column 105.

75.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on the community programme in Leicester.

990 places on the community programme have been available for the city of Leicester during the last 12 months. The expansion of the programme by 100,000 places nationally over the next 12 months enables significant increases to be made in all areas.