§ Mr. Robert Atkins
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what employment subsidies are currently being given to the Courtaulds Red Scar Mill, Preston; and what proposals he has for continuing such subsidies and which programmes.
§ Mr. Jim Lester
, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 22 May 1979; Vol. 967, c. 106], gave the following answer:
Information about the financial position of individual companies is confidential 164W April 1975 and 31 March 1979 by HSE inspectors under the Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act. An analysis of these is given in the table below.
The analysis excludes any prosecutions taken by local authorities under the Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act. In addition, over 10,000 informations were laid by HSE and local authority inspectors under other legislation.
and I regret I am unable to publish the information requested.
The Secretary of State for Employment is currently considering the future of employment subsidy schemes for which he has responsibility.