HC Deb 18 December 1979 vol 976 c147W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he is prepared to operate the short term working scheme at Meccano Ltd., Liverpool.

Mr. Jim Lester

[pursuant to his reply,17 December 1979]: Yes. The temporary short time working compensation scheme is open for applications until 31 March 1980. The scheme of course can be operated only with the agreement of the employer and work force.