§ Mr. Gordon Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many new jobs are expected to be created as a result of the joint scheme for insulation of roofs of local authority and public buildings initiated by the Department of Energy and the Job Creation Programme in 1976 and 1977; and how many will be in Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland, respectively.
§ Mr. Golding
I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that it is50W too early to estimate the response to the recent Department of Energy circular. Up to 6th October three applications had been received from Scotland proposing the creation of 65 jobs, and 22 applications had been received from England, proposing the creation of 237 jobs. No applications have so far been received from Wales. The Job Creation Programme does not extend to Northern Ireland.