HC Deb 05 February 1985 vol 72 c492W
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.