HC Deb 27 March 1979 vol 965 cc111-2W
Mrs. Castle

asked the Secretary of State for Employment, in respect of how many firms and how many employees (a) temporary employment subsidy and supplement, (b) the small firms employment subsidy and (c) the job release scheme has been paid in the Blackburn area; and at what cost.

Mr. Golding,

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 26 March 1979; Vol. 965, c. 18], gave the following answer:

The information requested is as follows:

(a) Temporary Employment Subsidy and Supplement The information cannot be provided in the precise form requested. As on 23 March 1979 TES has been paid to 61 establishments in respect of 4,164 jobs at an estimated gross cost of £3.3 million. Of these 22 establishments, involving 1,717 jobs qualified for further assistance under TES supplement at an estimated gross cost of £0.3 million.

(b) Small Firms Employment Subsidy At 28 February 1978 38 small firms in the Blackburn area had successfully applied for Small Firms Employment Subsidy and had provided 198 extra jobs, at an estimated cost of £96,700.

(c) Job Release Scheme 500 applications had been approved in Blackburn up to 20 March 1979 since the scheme began, at a cost in the order of £640,000. I regret that information on the number of firms involved is not available.