§ Mr. Waller
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he has now decided to renew the short-time working compensation scheme when it expires at the end of March.
§ Mr. Jim Lester
[pursuant to his reply, 14 February 1980, c. 559]: I refer my hon. Friend to the statement made to the House by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State on 14 February.—[Vol. 978, cc. 1755–66].