HC Deb 05 July 1978 vol 953 c190W

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether the small firms employment subsidy will be paid to eligible firms on the basis of total numbers employed; and whether employees for whom temporary employment subsidy has been paid will be included in that total.


Subsidy under the small firms employment subsidy scheme will be paid in respect of extra jobs—as defined for the purposes of the scheme—over and above the number of jobs provided in the assisted areas and the inner city partnership areas on 15th March 1978, the date the enlarged scheme was announced. No payment can be made where any jobs are being supported by the temporary employment subsidy or the associated arrangements for the support of short working.