HC Deb 27 June 1979 vol 969 c210W
Mr. James Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many firms in the Bothwell employment area are receiving small firms employment subsidies; how many are receiving support from the temporary short-time working scheme; how many workers are affected; and what is the number of outstanding applications.

Mr. Jim Lester

Statistics on employment measures run by my Department are kept by employment office areas. The figures quoted below refer to Uddingston, Bellshill, Coatbridge, Airdrie and Park head employment office areas, which cover the Bothwell constituency and parts of Coatbridge, Airdrie and Parkhead which are outside the constituency.

As at 31 May 1979, 119 applications for subsidy under the small firms employment subsidy scheme had been received from firms in the Bothwell employment area, of which 117 had been approved, one rejected and one is being considered. At the same date 449 extra jobs were being supported by the scheme.

No applications for support under the temporary short time working compensation scheme have been received from firms in the Bothwell employment area