§ Mr. Kinnock
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will double or otherwise increase the rate of employment subsidy from £10, increase it from 13 weeks, and extend the payment of the 64W subsidy to cover firms employing five persons.
§ Mr. John Fraser
No, but all aspects of the temporary employment subsidy scheme (TES) are kept under constant review. On 12th February 1976 the maximum period of payment was extended from six months to 12 months. At the same time it was announced that the qualifying limit would be reduced from "25 or more" workers to "10 or more" workers in an establishment.