HC Deb 11 May 1983 vol 42 c301W
Mr. Ray Powell

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many employees in Wales were receiving state cash aid for short-time working in February in the current year; and how this figure compares with that for February 1980, 1981 and 1982, respectively.

Mr. Nicholas Edwards

For February 1981, 1982 and 1983 the numbers of workers for whom payments were made were 45,645, 11,797, and 25,686, respectively.

Figures on this basis are not available for February 1980.