§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what were the number of applications and the number of persons who have benefited in Wales from the temporary employment subsidy in the period from the introduction of 657W the scheme up to 6th April 1976; and what has been the cost of helping these persons.
§ Mr. Golding
As at 9th April, the nearest available date, 29 applications covering 2,344 workers had been approved in Wales since the introduction of the scheme. The estimated cost of subsidy assuming 12 months' payment in each case is £2,027,000.
On the same date four applications covering 880 workers were under consideration.