HC Deb 04 February 1977 vol 925 c488W
Mr. Kinnock

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of male, female and juvenile jobs which will be lost in Wales as a result of abolishing regional employment premium.

Mr. Joel Barnett

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 3rd February 1977; Vol. 925, c. 314], gave the following information:

The decision to withdraw regional employment premiums was taken as part of a package of industrial and economic measures, the effect of which will be to reduce unemployment compared to what it would otherwise have been.