§ Mr. Strang
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people in the area covered by the special programmes area board based in Edinburgh where participating in the youth opportunities programme and special temporary employment programme in February, or the latest available date; and what were the corresponding numbers in February 1979.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
The information is given in the following table:
Number of participants Date Youth Opportunities Programme Special Temporary Employment Programme 31 January 1980 3,552 525 31 January 1979 2,539 162