§ Dr. Summerskill
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people in Calderdale during the month of September and October in 1978 and 1979 were (a) on short-time working and (b) registered under a short-time working compensation scheme.
§ Mr. Jim Lester
I regret that the statistics requested are not available below standard regional level. However, under the short-time working compensation arrangements (which were part of the temporary employment subsidy scheme) there were 55 people being supported in the Yorkshire and Humberside region in September 1978 and 489 in October 1978. Under the temporary short-time working compensation scheme, which commenced in April 1979 there were 324 people supported in the Yorkshire and Humberside region in September 1979 and 1,230 in October 1979.