§ Mr. Grylls
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many small firms have applied for the small firms employment subsidy; and how much money in total has been paid out up to the end of June 1978.
§ Mr. Golding
At 23rd June 1978, 2,476 small firms had applied for subsidy under the small firms employment subsidy scheme of which 2,228 had been approved.
At 31st May 1978 payments of subsidy amounted to £2,631,700. The amount paid in the month of June 1978 is not yet available.