Job Release Scheme

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th November 1986.

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Photo of Mr John Lee Mr John Lee , Pendle 12:00 am, 18th November 1986

That is always a possibility and an option. There have been seven changes in the age conditions since 1977. At present about 30,000 people are supported under the scheme, at a total cost of £111 million. It is an expensive scheme.