§ Mr. Rooker
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many persons in the Birmingham travel-to-work area are covered by the special employment and training measures at the latest date.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
[pursuant to his reply, 20 July 1981]: At the end of June 1981 it is estimated that the number of people covered by the Government's special employment measures in the Birmingham travel-to-work area—unless otherwise stated—was as follows:75W
Number of Persons Temporary short-time working compensation scheme 23,661 Job release scheme 1,320 Youth opportunities programme 2,250 Community enterprise programme (end of May)* 410 Community industry (as at 9 July) 150 * Area covered by the Birmingham MSC area office
In addition 939 people from the area were on TOPs courses, as well as those apprentices and others currently being supported under the training for skills programme for action.