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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th June 1985.

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Photo of Hon. Peter Morrison Hon. Peter Morrison , City of Chester 12:00 am, 11th June 1985

The hon. Gentleman should recall that at the time to which he refers the community enterprise programme was in existence and had 30,000 places. Since then, under the community programme for the long-term unemployed, that has been expanded to 130,000 places. Now, with the Chancellor's announcement in the Budget, it has been increased to 230,000 places. That is a practical example of what the Government are doing and how we care for the long-term unemployed.