Dáil Éireann - Volume 331 - 25 November, 1981

Written Answers. - Youth Employment Schemes

656. Mr. Daly asked the Minister for Education the number of young persons engaged in the temporary youth employment schemes for 1979, 1980 and 1981; the total expenditure on the schemes for each year in respect of payments (a) to young people (b) to supervisors and (c) for materials and other expenditure.

Minister for Education (Mr. Boland): The numbers of young people engaged in the Temporary Youth Employment Schemes in 1979 and 1980 are as follows:—

Year

No. of Young People

1979

1,565

1980

1,320

The final figures for 1981 are obviously not yet available. The following schedule gives the details of expenditure on the Temporary Youth Employment Scheme for the years 1979 and 1980:—

Year

Payments to Youths

Supervisors

Materials & Craft

1979

£1,126,800

£299,200

Nil

1980

£1,139,230

£207,360

£107,000

The final figures for 1981 are not yet available but a total of £800,000 has been allocated and fully committed. There was no provision for material—craft grant prior to 1980.