Employment Creation Programmes

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd March 1987.

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Photo of Mr Michael Foot Mr Michael Foot , Blaenau Gwent 12:00 am, 3rd March 1987

If the right hon. and learned Gentleman will examine the matter again, he will discover that what he has just said is false. There was no scrapping of such a scheme by the previous Labour Government, so would he get the facts right about that? Will the right hon. and learned Gentleman tell us how much of the extra burden for the new programme is to fall on local authorities? Some of it is being paid for by the local authorities and we would like to know how much.