asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he has any plans to increase the allowances for those participating in the job release scheme.
The rates of job release allowances are reviewed each year and any increases become effective in April. I refer my hon. Friend to my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for High Peak (Mr. Hawkins) on 15 March 1985 at columns 316–17, giving details of the allowances to be paid from 8 April 1985.