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Women’s Pensions (8 Oct 2013)

Steve Webb: ...that was bad new for the young unemployed. That is an argument that we hear a lot. This country and other countries have tried pensioning off older workers. In the 1980s we had something called the job release scheme, for example, which tried to do that. All that it did was put lots of men in their early 60s on pension, while it did nothing for youth unemployment. On the whole, young...

Equality Bill: Committee (5th Day) (27 Jan 2010)

Lord Campbell-Savours: ...by Labour Members and others asking for early mandatory retirement as a way of resolving problems in the jobs market. Indeed, I remember that at that time the Conservative Government introduced the job release scheme. Its objectives were-if my recollection is correct-to take older people out of the jobs market and replace them with younger people. A Department of Employment survey at that...

Orders of the Day — Employment Bill: The Training Commission (10 Feb 1988)

Mrs Llin Golding: ...from each other. Most certainly, the Department of Employment was responsible for some schemes, but look at what happened to them. The Department let them slip through its fingers. I refer to the job release scheme. Another scheme was put forward by the former hon. Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme. It was thought of by an ordinary working man who had practical experience. Perhaps the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Labour Statistics (15 Dec 1987)

Mr Peter Pike: Will the Secretary of State recognise that unemployment is still far too high? Given the present level of unemployment, is it not crazy to have ended the job release scheme? Is it not wrong to say that that scheme has been ended because the number using it has fallen considerably? Should not the Government have been moving in the opposite direction and allowing more people to take early...

The Quality of Life (11 May 1987)

Mrs Rosie Barnes: ...to have building workers who are unemployed. That makes no sense. We are also committed to creating new jobs in the health and caring services. In all, we plan to create 60,000 such jobs. The job release scheme will be expanded. Under it, elderly men, if they so wish, are entitled to take early retirement at the age of 62. A capital programme for housing, roads and urban renewal makes...

Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (19 Mar 1987)

Mr Donald Dixon: ..., we want proper jobs". A total of 729,000 people are on programmes such as the community programme, the enterprise allowance scheme, youth training scheme, young workers scheme, community industry, job release scheme and the job splitting scheme. When the job splitting scheme was first introduced everybody was going to split jobs but only 250 have been affected. Those are the sort of...

Orders of the Day — Debate on the Address: Industry and Employment (18 Nov 1986)

Mr Robert Harvey: ...constraints. I still urge the Government to embark on a long-term review of the impact of new technology on working patterns, and to introduce a reduction in the age of qualification for the job release scheme to 60, so that those who seek earlier retirement can take it, and in so doing—as we heard earlier today — create 50,000 jobs at a cost of £132 million. That is surely one of the...

Famine Relief in Africa: Employment (24 Jun 1986)

Mr Ron Leighton: ...or cut unemployment far more than any other use of money. The Government already have a range of special employment measures such as the community programme, the enterprise allowance scheme and the job release scheme. If we include the youth training scheme, although it is not strictly speaking a special employment measure, more than 600,000 people take part, taking over half a million...

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Alnwick and Amble (24 Jun 1986)

Mr Ian Lang: ...of assisted areas. I draw to the hon. Gentleman's attention a number of measures that are applicable in his constituency—the YTS, the community programme, the enterprise allowance scheme, the job release scheme and the young workers scheme. All those schemes are detailed in our "Action for Jobs" booklet. The hon. Gentleman may also like to know that the restart programme began in his...

Orders of the Day — Social Security Bill: Title (20 May 1986)

Mr Robert Harvey: ...technology means that, while there is more wealth created, there is less work to go round. One of the most obvious ways of dealing with that problem is to lower the age for qualification for the job release scheme to 60. That interim measure would create 100,000 new jobs at a cost of less than £500 million. The long-term solution must be a reduction in the retirement age, for all those...

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment: Retired Persons (22 Apr 1986)

Mr John Evans: ...heard today from Tory Back Benchers are suggestions about how the unemployment figures, can be further fiddled? If the Minister wants to reduce the unemployment figures he should at least extend the job release scheme to those under the age of 62. That was the way it applied under the Labour Government.

Autumn Statement 1985–86 (12 Dec 1985)

Mr Terry Davis: .... Either way, I have bad news for him—they will not increase spending on education. Indeed, such spending will decrease in real terms. The hon. Gentleman also got it wrong in regard to the job release scheme. It was not this Government but the previous Labour Government which introduced that scheme. One of the the Government's first acts was to cut the scheme when the right hon. Member...

Bill Presented: Adjournment (Summer) (24 Jul 1985)

Mr Allen McKay: ...insufficient money to compensate for the disastrous policies that they have heaped on the country. One of my constituents, Mr. Eric Moxon, attempted, as many others have attempted, to take part in a job release scheme. That is a good scheme because it means that people are able to leave work early and create vacancies for others. That is what Mr. Moxon and a number of others did. Then,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Kampuchea (16 May 1985)

Mr Allen McKay: Will the Prime Minister reflect on the situation of my constituent E. G. Moxon, and thousands like him, who went out under the job release scheme only to find that this year his annual increase is only 60p due to favourable developments in personal tax allowances? Has not the scheme turned out to be a con trick in that those low-paid people have paid for an increase, which they were not...

Petitions: The Economy and Industry (Scotland) (29 Mar 1985)

Mr Hector Monro: ...about £300 million. I hope that Opposition Members will pay some tribute to training measures in Scotland, and that they realise that the special employment and training measures, including the job release scheme, the YTS, community industry, the community programme, training places supported in industry, the young workers scheme, the enterprise allowance scheme and the job splitting...

Orders of the Day — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (21 Mar 1985)

Mr Tom King: ...500 unemployed people to set up business in 1985–86. My hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary has already announced changes that we are making to the job-splitting scheme and the part-time job release scheme to make them more attractive to employers. We are continuing the full-time job release scheme. We are aiming to double to 250,000 places our provision for adult training in...

Adjournment (Christmas) (19 Dec 1984)

Mr Michael Latham: ...we cannot afford to ignore such initiatives. I hope that the reduction of the pension age for men will be considered seriously by Ministers between now and the Budget, along with an expansion of the job release scheme. I received a letter this morning from a constituent which stated that about 84,000 are in receipt of the job release allowance, which is undoubtedly a worthwhile...


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