HC Deb 17 July 1980 vol 988 cc689-90W
Mr. Kilfedder

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he will reintroduce, for a temporary period during the current trade recession, a system of regional employment premiums, and extend the present short-term working subsidy beyond the present 23 weeks.

Mr. Rossi

I have no plans at present to reintroduce a system of employment premiums or to extend the period of payment of compensation under the temporary short-time working compensation scheme beyond its present 26 weeks.