§ Ms. Short
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many applications for the jobstart allowance have been received; how many have been granted and refused; how many are currently receiving the allowance; and if he will give a breakdown of the wages of the jobs covered by successful applications.
§ Mr. Lee
In the period from July 1986 to November 1988, 36,791 people applied for jobstart allowance, 27,844 were accepted and 8,947 were rejected because they were not eligible. There are currently 3,966 people receiving the allowance.
The information requested about the wages of the jobs covered by successful applications is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.