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Volume 115: debated on Wednesday 6 May 1987

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asked the Paymaster General if he will list those measures taken by his Department since 1979 which have benefited specifically employment, small businesses and tourism in the borough of Bournemouth.

The measures which have been available since 1979 to assist people in the Bournemouth area with employment are restart, community programme, YTS, adult training strategy, enterprise allowance scheme, job training scheme, job share, job splitting scheme, job clubs, job start, job release, voluntary projects programme, training opportunities scheme, wider opportunities training programme, open tech programme, new workers scheme, small firms employment subsidy, youth opportunities programme, young workers scheme, community industry, community enterprise programme, special temporary employment programme, travel to interview scheme and temporary short-time working compensation scheme. Many additional forms of encouragement have also been available in Bournemouth to the small business community since 1979; I refer my hon. Friend to the reply given on 9 February at columns 56–60 to my hon. Friend the Member for Winchester (Mr. Browne) which lists these in detail.Since 1983, the only period for which statistics are readily available, the English tourist board, for which my Department has sponsorship responsibility, has offered assistance totalling £785,000 under section 4 of the Development of Tourism Act 1969 to 56 tourism projects in Bournemouth. Bournemouth has also benefited indirectly from marketing campaigns organised by the English tourist hoard, the Southern tourist board and the British Tourist Authority.