§ Mrs. Peacock
asked the Paymaster General if he will list the help being provided by his Department for (a) the young unemployed and (b) the long-term unemployed in Batley and Spen.
§ Mr. Lang
The numbers currently benefiting from our employment and training measures in Batley and Spen are set out below. Because of the various bases on which local statistics are collected an unknown proportion may fall outside the constituency. YTS and the young workers scheme are particularly designed for young people, and our principal measure for the long term unemployed is the community programme.
Number Community programme 256 Enterprise allowance scheme 1,135 Job release scheme 690 Youth training scheme 2,277 Young workers scheme 290