§ Mr. Wrigglesworth
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what has been the total paid in temporary employment subsidy over the last year; and how many jobs this has saved.
§ Mr. Golding
I regret that it is not possible to give precise information in the form requested. During 1977 the number of jobs supported by TES has increased by 197,693 at an estimated gross cost of £184 millions—assuming36W that payment is made for the maximum period in each case.