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Moss Side And Hulme Task Force

Volume 168: debated on Wednesday 28 February 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will give details of spending undertaken by the Moss Side and Hulme task force since its inception including projects assisted, number of jobs created or estimated for each project, and cost per job.

[holding answer 27 February 1990]: Since its launch in 1986, the Moss Side and Hulme task force has supported 96 projects with a total committed spend of around £3·5 million. The projects have also drawn in some £5 million other public spending and around £1 million from the private sector. Total jobs achieved to date are 524, together with 475 businesses supported and 1,942 training places provided. A cost per job figure is not available, mainly because project funding may be directed towards several objectives of which job provision is only one. I will write to the hon. Member with details of projects involving job creation.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if participation in employment training is a necessary condition for assistance by the Moss Side and Hulme task force; and if any reference is made to such conditions to applicants.

[holding answer 27 February 1990]: No. However, projects that the task force considers for assistance must demonstrate clearly that they will offer economic benefits by way of employment or training opportunities for task force residents, and/or encouragement for local enterprise. Employment training is an obvious choice for projects involving training and is used wherever possible. All applicants are made aware of this.