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Job Release Scheme

Volume 927: debated on Tuesday 1 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many persons have made applications under the job release scheme in (a)Great Britain, (b)the Northern Region and (c)Mid-Northumberland local employment areas, respectively, at the latest date for which figures are available; and how many of these were from the unemployment registers.

The number of applications received by 25th February was 10,065; this includes a small number of reapplications. A breakdown of applications received is not available, but a breakdown of application approved on 23rd February was as follows:

Applications approvedNumber included in (1) from the unemployed register
(1)(2)
Great Britain 7,4715,409
Northern Region889664
Mid-Northumberland*6054
* Morpeth, Bedlington, Ashington, Blyth and Amble local offices.