§ 27. Mr. Hooley
asked the Minister for the Civil Service how many jobs for young people have been created within the Civil Service under the work experience scheme.
§ 28. Mr. Ioan Evans
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what progress has been made in introducing work experience programmes in Government Departments.
§ Mr. Charles R. Morris
About 200 posts have been designated for work experience schemes but I am for from satisfied with the progress that has been made in introducing work experience places in Government Departments under the youth opportunities programme. There has been an increase in the number of places available since last December. Most of the Civil Service unions are cooperating fully, and I appreciate this, but the CPSA has up till now opposed the introduction of the scheme. I hope that the CPSA will change its policy at its 1979 annual conference.