§ Mr. William Powell
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many people have been in receipt of the enterprise allowance in Northamptonshire in each year since 1983–84.
§ Mr. Cope
The information is set out in the table. figures for 1988–89 include people joining the scheme in Cambridgeshire. All previous years show figures for Northamptonshire only. Numbers in each year to March 1986 are not available separately.
Financial year Total number joined in that financial year 1988–89 1,227 1987–88 888 1986–87 446 1985–86 1,226 1984–85 1983–84