HC Deb 03 August 1978 vol 955 cc582-3W
Mrs. Castle

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people in the Blackburn area have retired early under the Government's early retirement scheme; and how many firms were involved.

Mr. Golding

Up to 25th July 1978 the number of applications under the job release scheme in Blackburn was 331. I regret that information on the number of firms involved is not available.