§ Mr. Marlow
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the average cost per trainee week of the youth opportunities programme (a) work experience on employer's premises and (b) community service, including all materials and overheads and including Manpower Services Commission costs.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
[pursuant to his reply 9 July 1981]: The average gross cost per trainee week for a young person in the youth opportunities programme (a) on work experience on employer's premises is £23–50 and (b) on community service was £51.
These costs take account of all allowable material and overhead costs to the sponsor. Manpower Services Commission administrative costs are excluded as these cannot be broken down by scheme type.
§ Mr. Foster
asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) how much money has been allocated by the Manpower Services Commission to local education authorities in respect of capital projects to assist their contribution to the youth opportunities programme in each year since the programme's inception;
(2) if he will detail the capital amounts allocated to each local education authority by the Manpower Services Commission in respect of their contribution to the youth opportunities programme for each year since the programme's inception;
(3) if he will detail the payments made to each local authority by the Manpower Services Commission in respect of their contributions to the youth opportunities programme for each year since the programme's inception.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
[pursuant to his reply, "8 July 1981]: The Manpower Services Commission allocates capital to local education authorities to enable them to provide suitable accommodation for youth opportunities programme courses, where such accommodation is not otherwise available.
The following table gives details of these amounts broken down by special programmes area and year. Details are not available for 1978–79.
1979–80 1980–81 Special Programmes Area £ £ Dumfries — 430 Dundee — 15,141 Edinburgh 51,000 28,802 Glasgow — 23,086 Inverness 7,997 8,000 Middlesbrough — 27,000 Sunderland 60,000 — Leeds — 10,750 Sheffield 42,500 26,623 Hull — 18,034 Ipswich 9,180 95,837 Southampton — 33,032 High Wycombe 13,000 — Horsham — 7,126
1979–80 1980–81 Special Programmes Area £ £ Nottingham 750 14,938 Wolverhampton — 15,000 London — 58,195 Manchester 61,309 688 Liverpool 95,864 45,787 Bristol — 96,943 Exeter — 55,191 Wrexham 931 — Cardiff — 619 Swansea — 1,625 Total 342,534 582,847
Information about how much has been paid in total to each local authority is not available.