HC Deb 20 April 1972 vol 835 c139W
Mr. Sillars

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how much was spent in the assisted areas in 1971 by way of special retraining grant for workers over 45 years of age who had been unemployed for at least eight weeks; and how many men and women were given new job opportunities through the operation of this grant.

Mr. Chichester-Clark

In 1971 a total of £50,000 was paid by way of such grants to employers in respect of the training of 569 men and 38 women taken on for permanent jobs.