HC Deb 02 November 1979 vol 972 c687W
Mr. Cryer

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many firms have taken advantage of the short-time working scheme in the Keighley travel-to-work area; and how many employees are covered by the scheme.

Mr. Jim Lester

As at 31 October 1979 11 firms in the Keighley travel-to-work area had taken advantage of the temporary short-time working compensation scheme. There were 312 jobs at risk, and 671 employees were working short-time to cover the redundancies.