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/sponsor||Filled at 31 March 1987||Allocated filled places 1987–88|
|Leicester County Council Agency1||410||405|
|NACRO National Agency||139||148|
|CTF National Agency1||156||153|
|Birstall Action Team||26||25|
|Leicester Council of Churches||19||18|
|University of Leicester—Community Health||10||8|
|University of Leicester—Cultural Heritage||18||12|
|Age Concern National Agency1||226||222|
|Leicester City Council Agency||203||188|
|Leicester and County Chamber of Commerce Agency||398||400|
|National Elfrida Rathbone National Agency1||66||65|
|Keep Britain Tidy National Agency||7||9|
|Leicester Sound (part of Community Service Volunteers National Agency)||9||10|
|Leicester Diocesan Board1||27||27|
|Leicester and Rutland Trust for Nature Conservation||27||—|
|Nirankari Advice Centre||10||10|
|Leicester Rural Community Council Agency1||78||72|
|Leicester Association for the Disabled||20||22|
Note: The projects and agencies marked 1 have places operating outside the city of Leicester. These are included in the figures quoted.