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Government Employment And Training Measures

Volume 130: debated on Monday 28 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many people are engaged in Government employment and training measures in Wales; what was the figure for expenditure on the YTS in 1986 and 1987; and if he will make a statement.

The number of people engaged in the following programmes in Wales at 31 January 1988 is as follows:

New Job Training Scheme1,241
Youth Training Scheme23,691
Enterprise Allowance Scheme5,289
Community Programme19,695
Community Industry871
Job Release Scheme712
Job Share Scheme85
Jobstart Allowance286
New Workers Scheme1,930
No figures are available for the voluntary projects programme. For the adult training programme, the only available information is that between 1 April 1987 and 31 January 1988 a total of 18,495 took part.Expenditure on YTS in the 1986–87 financial year was £51,985,000. The latest estimate of expenditure for the 1987–88 financial year is £58,092,000.