§ Mr. Goodlad
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what have been the results to date of the special employment and training measures announced by him on 15th March in (a) the country as a whole and (b) the North-West.
§ Mr. Golding
From 1st April to 12th May 1978, 334 applications for the temporary employment subsidy, covering 14,589 workers, have been received since the scheme was extended beyond 31st March. Of these, 49 applications covering 2,673 workers were from firms in the North-West. The number of applications approved is not yet known.
The numbers of applications approved under the job release scheme from 1st April to 12th May 1978 in Great Britain and in the North-West Region were 1,430 and 475, respectively.
The extension to the small firms employment subsidy announced on 15th March does not come into effect until 1st July 1978.