HC Deb 13 February 1985 vol 73 c185W
Mr. Pike

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will give, by region, the start-up figures under the enterprise allowance scheme at the latest available date.

Mr. Alan Clark

At 31 December 1984 the number of people by region who had entered the enterprise allowance scheme since it was introduced nationally on 1 August 1983 was as follows:

London 5,864
Southern 9,599
South West 5,008
Midlands 10,952
North West 12,075
Yorkshire and Humberside 5,755
Scotland 4,999
Wales 3,984
Northern 3,455
Total 61,691