Community Programme (Hansard, 31 March 1987)
HC Deb 31 March 1987 vol 113 cc459-60W
17. Mr. Alton

asked the Paymaster General if he will review the procedures which prevent applicants who have been unemployed for less than six months from joining the community programme.

Mr. Lee

No. The community programme is specially designed for long term unemployed people who have greater difficulty than those unemployed for a shorter period in getting into work.

49. Mr. Willie W. Hamilton

asked the Paymaster General if he will make a statement on the future development of the community programme.

Mr. Lee

In 1987–88 the community programme will provide jobs for some 300,000 people, the same level as in 1986–87. The emphasis of the programme will be on improving the quality of projects and provision will be focused more closely on priorities such as inner cities, enterprise, and national initiatives live crime prevention, energy efficiency and tourism.