asked the Paymaster General what proportion of the entrants to the community programme in the 12 months to October 1986 and December 1986 were (a) assigned to full-time places, (b) men, (c) single, (d) aged over 25 years, (e) unemployed for over 12 months and (f) formerly benefit claimants.
The information requested is given in the table.
|12 months to October 1986||12 months to December 1986|
|Number||Per cent.||Number||Per cent.|
|(a) Full time||40,440||13·4||40,270||13·1|
|(d) Over age 25||110,153||36·5||114,662||37·3|
|(e) Unemployed over 12 months||174,737||57·9||179,217||58·3|
|(f) (i) Former benefit claimants in direct receipt of benefit||290,624||96·3||295,723||96·2|
|(f) (ii) Former benefit claimants indirectly in receipt of benefit||6,215||2·0||6,348||2·0|
asked the Paymaster General how many community programme filled places were taken by community programme national initiatives in each category, crime, energy, CRS, FCI, NGF, UK2000 tourism for each Manpower Services Commission region at the most recent date.
The information requested is as follows:
Community Refurbishment Scheme
Farm and Country-side
National Garden Festival
|Yorkshire and Humberside||598||607||177||477||—||46||1,177||3,082|
asked the Paymaster General how much money has been paid in unemployment benefit to people on the community programme to date.
Unemployment benefit is not payable to people working full time on the community programme; in general, those working part time have not been eligible for unemployment benefit because they were regarded as working to their full normal extent. However, they may have qualified for other benefits.Information about benefits paid to people in part-time work is not available because such claims are not separately identified in the central computer records.