§ Mr. McTaggart
asked the Secretary of State for Employment (a) how many firms in the Glasgow area applied for aid under the small firms employment subsidy scheme between the period 1 July 1979 and 31 March 1980;
(b) how many firms in the Glasgow area were refused aid on application to the Department of Employment for assistance under the small firms employment subsidy in the period between 1 July and 31 March 1980
§ Mr. Jim Lester
During the period from 1 July 1979 to 31 March 1980, 126 applications under the small firms employment subsidy were received from small firms in the Glasgow travel-to-work area, of which 11 were rejected.