HC Deb 02 March 1976 vol 906 c546W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assumptions he made in his recent White Paper on public expenditure concerning the number of persons eligible for regional employment premium in each of the years.

Mr. Joel Barnett

The assumption is that the number of employees in qualifying firms in manufacturing industries in the development areas will show a gradual increase during the period to 1979–80.