§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list in the Official Report the numbers of persons who have obtained help under the employment transfer scheme for each year since it was first introduced; and if he will also detail the cost of the scheme for each of the relevant years.
§ Mr. Golding
I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that this information is not available in the form requested. Thet total number of moves assisted and the annual expenditure on the employment transfer scheme, the job search scheme, the key workers scheme and the nucleus labour force scheme since 1st April 1972 is available and is recorded in the table below, together with the number of moves under the employment transfer scheme in brackets.
Period—Year ended Expenditure £ Number of moves 31st March 1973 4,463,000 19,406 (18,557) 31st March 1974 4,518,000 15,995 (15,237) 31st March 1975 4,372,000 15,120 (14,333) 31st March 1976 5,965,000 16,143 (15,701) 1st April 1976–30th September 1976. 4,734,000 11,193 (10,955)