HC Deb 11 January 1977 vol 923 c484W
Mr. Rooker

asked the Secretary of State how many applications under the Job Release Scheme have been approved and rejected in each of the assisted areas.

Mr. Golding

, pursuant to his reply, [Official Report, 10th January 1977], gave the following information:

A complete analysis by assisted areas is not available as these figures are collected on a regional basis. On 10th January the number of applications approved and rejected were as follows:

Approved Rejected
South Western 162 7
West Midlands 16 Nil
East Midlands 45 Nil
Yorkshire and Humberside 635 40
North West* 1,051 85
Northern 354 12
Wales 226 18
Scotland 392 33
* Includes Merseyside and High Peak.

The Job Release Scheme came formally into operation on 3rd January. The majority of the applications listed above were received during the period of advance application which started in November.

In addition, over 1,000 recent applications are at present being processed.