§ 66. Mr. Andrew F. Bennett
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people are currently taking advantage of the job-splitting scheme; and what are the comparable figures for each year since its inception.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
In the current financial year, 187 applications for support have been approved under the job splitting scheme up to the end of December, creating 374 part-time jobs. In 1982–83, from January when the scheme opened, 180 applications were approved creating 360 part-time jobs. In 1983–84, 656 applications were approved creating 1,312 part-time jobs.