§ Mr. Edwin Wainwright
asked the Minister of Labour if she will state the total amount of money paid in regional employment premiums to industries in each of the scheduled development areas.
§ Mr. Hattersley
Between 4th September, 1967, when regional employment premium became payable, and 31st March, 1968, about £13 million was paid to industries in the Scottish Development Area, about £4 million in the Wlesh Development Area and about £½ million in the South Western Development Area. Because these payments are analysed only by Ministry of Labour Regions it is not possible to give exactly comparable figures for the Northern and Merseyside Development Areas, but between the dates given above, about £8½ million was paid to industries in the Northern Region and about £6½ million to industries in the North-Western Region.