§ Dr. John A. Cunningham
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the value of the regional employment premium as a percentage of the average wage bill in manufacturing industries in the development areas; and what it was when regional employment premium was introduced.
§ Mr. Higgins
I regret that information is not available in the form requested. I would, however, refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. Member for Lanarkshire, North (Mr. John Smith) on 7th February, which gave the relationship between regional employment premium and the average wage in manufacturing industry as a whole.—[Vol. 830, c. 285.]