§ Mr. Hooley
asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) if he will list in theOfficial Reportthe number of women in employment in the Sheffield travel-to-work area in each of the years from 1974 to 1979, quoting the peak figure for each year;
(2) if he will list in theOfficial Reportthe number of men in employment in the Sheffield travel-to-work area in each of the years from 1974 to 1979, quoting the peak figure for each year.
§ Mr. Jim Lester
[pursuant to his reply,21 April 1980, c. 1]: The following table shows the numbers of male and female employees in employment in the Sheffield travel-to-work area at June 1973, 1975, 1976 and 1977, the latest date for which these local area figures are available. Employment figures for local areas are compiled from information collected in the June censuses of employment. Figures 83W for June 1974 are not available because of difficulties in obtaining complete details which arose from the reorganisation of local government.
SHEFFIELD TRAVEL-TO-WORK AREA (SHEFFIELD, CHAPELTOWN, DINNINGTON, FIRTH PARK AND WOODHOUSE EMPLOYMENT OFFICE AREA)
(Thousand) Employees in Employment Males Females June 1973 179.3 105.4 June 1975 173.8 109.0 June 1976 170.2 109.6 June 1977 170.5 109.0
More up-to-date provisional employment estimates for the Yorkshire and Humberside standard region as a whole show that between June 1977 and June 1979 employment among males fell by 0.6 per cent. while employment among females rose by 1.9 per cent.
Training establishment April-June 1977 Per cent. July-September 1977 Per cent. Quarter October-December 1977 Per cent. January-March 1978 Per cent. April-June 1978 Per cent. Skillcentre trainees 59 63 60 65 64 TOPS trainees at Colleges of Further Education 44 50 35 54 53 Trainees at all institutions 49 54 51 58 57
Training establishment July-September 1978 Per cent. October-December 1978 Per cent. Quarter January-March 1979 Per cent. April-June 1979 Per cent. July-September 1979 Per cent. Skillcentre trainees 66 69 71 71 75 TOPS trainees at Colleges of Further Education 62 47 64 56 63 Trainees at all institutions 64 61 67 61 66
§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many applications for help under the short-time working scheme have been made by firms in the Grimsby area; and how many have been granted.
§ Mr. Jim Lester
[pursuant to his reply,21 April 1980, c. 2]: Four firms in the Grimsby area have made an application under the temporary short-time working compensation scheme. Two have been approved for payment and one is currently under consideration. The other application was withdrawn by the employer.