§ Mr. Fernyhough
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many firms in the North-East have been granted unemployment subsidy; and how many employees have been covered by it.
§ Mr. John Fraser
At 5th March 1976, 19 applications for temporary employment subsidy had been received in respect of firms in the North-East, and 1,709 jobs were involved. Of these five applications covering 581 jobs had been approved.