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Employment Credit

Volume 175: debated on Tuesday 3 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the various employment credit schemes apart from action credit which his Department has been involved with since 1979; the areas where the schemes have run; and for how long.

During the consideration of the action credit pilots, my Department was aware of a small number of "employment credit" schemes in various parts of the country. Officials were not involved with the schemes except to the extent of gaining some information about the way in which they were run and establishing that they complied with social security rules.