§ Mr. MacGregor
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he is now in a position to announce whether the job release scheme will be extended beyond 31 March 1979; and, if so, to what date.
§ Mr. Golding
The job release scheme is being reviewed along with other special employment measures and the question of its extension beyond 31 March 1979 is being considered. A decision on its future will be announced shortly.