§ Mr. Madden
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what jobs have been created and saved by the Government's special measures since 1974.
§ Mr. Golding
The special measures which have been aimed at creating or saving jobs are the job creation programme; the special temporary employment programme; the small firms employment subsidy; the temporary employment subsidy; and the scheme of short-time working compensation in the clothing, footwear and textiles sectors. About 590,000 jobs have been created or saved under these schemes since the first special measures were introduced in 1975.