HC Deb 19 January 1981 vol 997 cc39-40W
Mr. David Watkins

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many persons are currently being supported in employment in the Consett and Stanley travel-to-work areas by the temporary short-time working compensation scheme.

Mr. Peter Morrison

In the Consett travel-to-work area, which comprises the Consett and Stanley employment office areas, 542 potentially redundant jobs were supported under the temporary short-time working compensation scheme in November 1980.

Number Percentage rate
North-West 322,415 11.3
North 175,949 12.7

The figures for all unemployed exclude, for the United Kingdom as a whole, 8,000 disabled classified under section 2—those unlikely to obtain employment other than under sheltered conditions. They are, however, included in the first table.