HC Deb 19 February 1980 vol 979 cc130-1W
Sir John Langford-Holt

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what would be the effect of expanding further the job release scheme, so that all men might retire at 60 years and disabled men at 58 years.

Mr. Jim Lester

The estimated effect of the proposal would be to increase the take-up of the job release scheme to some 135,000, at a gross annual cost of approximately £300 million.

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