HC Deb 22 February 1980 vol 979 c559W
Mr. Field

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish in the Official Report the latest available information on the numbers of firms receiving aid via the capital grants scheme, the sum authorised and the number of disabled persons gaining employment.

Mr. Jim Lester

[pursuant to his reply, 22 February 1980, c. 390]: I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that since the introduction of the scheme in August 1977, 151 firms have received aid and £120,748 has been aunthorised. Fifty disabled people have gained employment, and 101 have been helped to continue in employment despite worsening disability.