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Enterprise Allowance Scheme

Volume 114: debated on Tuesday 7 April 1987

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asked the Paymaster General how many out of the total number of those still trading six months after completing the enterprise allowance scheme had been unemployed for more than a year at the time of their entry into the scheme; and how this figure compares with that available at the end of 1985.

The first 18-month survey of the enterprise allowance scheme which reported in 1986 showed that 24 per cent. of those still trading six months after completion of the enterprise allowance scheme had been unemployed for more than a year at the time of their entry to the scheme. The figure for 1985, which related to survivors at the 15-month point, was 27 per cent.