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Community Programme

Volume 118: debated on Monday 29 June 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will give reasons for the reduction in places on the community programmes in Leicester.

The community programme will provide jobs for some 300,000 people in 1987–88, the same number a:3 1986–87. The programme will operate at an average level of 245,000 filled places over the year and will be focused more closely on areas of high unemployment. This has meant some shifts in provision and Leicester now has an average filled place allocation of 2,403 places compared to 2,591 for 1986–87.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many reductions in community programme places have taken place in Leicestershire; and to which projects they apply.

At 31 March, the number of filled community programme places in Leicester was 1,879. The average level of filled places allocated for 1987–88 financial year is 1,845. Figures on the same basis for agencies and independent sponsors in Leicester are:

Name of agent/sponsorFilled at 31 March 1987Allocated filled places 1987–88
Leicester County Council Agency1410405
NACRO National Agency139148
CTF National Agency1156153
Birstall Action Team2625
Highfield Rangers3028
Leicester Council of Churches1918
University of Leicester—Community Health108
University of Leicester—Cultural Heritage1812
Age Concern National Agency1226222
Leicester City Council Agency203188
Leicester and County Chamber of Commerce Agency398400
National Elfrida Rathbone National Agency16665
Keep Britain Tidy National Agency79
Leicester Sound (part of Community Service Volunteers National Agency)910
Leicester Diocesan Board12727
Leicester and Rutland Trust for Nature Conservation27
Nirankari Advice Centre1010
Leicester Rural Community Council Agency17872
Leicester Association for the Disabled2022

Note: The projects and agencies marked 1 have places operating outside the city of Leicester. These are included in the figures quoted.