§ Mr. George Rodgers
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many jobs have been made available in the North-West Region by the job creation scheme; and what is the cost of the programme to date.
§ Mr. Harold Walker
I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission226W that up to 12th March 2,318 jobs had been created by projects approved in North-West England, excluding Cumbria. The total grant approved up to 12th March in the same area was £3.22 million and the total grant approved for projects throughout Great Britain was £16.05 million.