HC Deb 20 April 1964 vol 693 cc130-1W
70. Mr. Pentland

asked the Minister of Labour how many applications were received from the North-East Region in each year from 1960 to 31st March, 1964, for assistance towards the removal and resettlement of key workers; how many were approved; and what was the total amount granted.

Mr. Whitelaw

Applications in the years ended 31st March, 1961, to 31st March, 1964, were nil, nil, five and twenty-eight respectively; all were approved. Not all payments are complete but the total amount granted to 31st March, 1964, is estimated to be about £1,000. Another 89 applications have been made and approved this month.