HC Deb 19 July 1977 vol 935 cc534-5W
Mr. Roderick

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how much financial assistance Powys has lost through the abolition of regional employment premium; how much financial aid has flowed in as a result of the alternative aids; and what is the net gain or loss to Powys.

Mr. John Morris

This information is not available on a county basis, but it is estimated that £25 million would have been paid in respect of regional employment premium for the whole of Wales in 1977–78. Since the introduction of the various Government schemes to stimulate employment about 880 jobs have been saved or created in Powys.