HC Deb 29 June 1979 vol 969 cc341-2W
Mr. Steen

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on the adult employment subsidy scheme.

Mr. Jim Lester

The adult employment subsidy was introduced on 7 August 1978 as a limited experiment in the Merseyside, Tyneside and Leeds areas to assess the effectiveness of a subsidy in assisting the long-term unemployed to obtain work. The take-up of the scheme has been disappointing, and the experiment will close for applications on 30 June 1979.

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