§ Mr. Leighton
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people in the London borough of Newham are involved in special employment measures; and if he will publish details.
§ Mr. Alison
The numbers are as follows:
Numbers Community Programme* (including Community Enterprise Programme) 42 Job Release Scheme† 94 Temporary Short-time Working Compensation Scheme Nil Young Workers Scheme‡ 192 Youth Opportunities Programme║ 670 Community Industry¶ 121 * As at 28 February 1983. Figures cover East Ham, Stratford and Plaistow employment division office. † As at 2 March 1983. Figures cover East Ham, Stratford and Plaistow employment division office. ‡ As at 30 March 1983. Figures cover East Ham, Stratford and Plaistow employment division office. ║ Number of entrants between April 1982 and February 1983 in the Newham local authority district. ¶ As at 10 March 1983. Figures provided relate to community industry unit of Tower Hamlets which covers Newham.
§ Mr. Leighton
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many places under the youth training scheme will be required to cater for all school leavers in the London borough of Newham in Autumn 1983; and how many places have been secured.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
It is expected that about 1,900 young people will enter the youth training scheme in 1983–84. Discussions between the Manpower Services Commission and sponsors about places are now well advanced and I am confident that there will be enough places for all eligible school leavers in Newham.