§ Mr. Ashley
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish, at the latest available date, the number of employers with a quota obligation, the number in breach of the quota requirement who have not applied for a permit for the last 12 months.
§ Mr. Harold Walker
I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the information is as set out below. The figures given relate to 1st June 1976. It does not follow that all employers included in the last figure were in breach of the quota scheme. This could be84W established only by inspection of their records.
Number of employers with a quota obligation. 50,697 Number of these employers fulfilling their quota obligation. 19,632 Number of employers below quota who had not applied for a permit in the last 12 months. 9,707