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Community Programme

Volume 83: debated on Friday 19 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will extend the exemptions from the eligibility rules for the community programme so as to permit persons who have been in work during the preceding six months to take up unfilled vacancies in the community programme.

No, the eligibility conditions are intended to direct help to those most in need and we believe the present unemployment criteria for entry to the programme strikes broadly the right balance in achieving that intention. We believe the programme to be on target for its growth to 230,000 filled places by June 1986.