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Unemployed Persons

Volume 929: debated on Thursday 7 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales what steps he has taken to reduce unemployment in Gwynedd over the past 12 months; what have been the effects of these steps; and whether he is satisfied with the success, or otherwise, of his policies.

The combined effect of the temporary employment subsidy, job creation programme, youth unemployment subsidy, work experience and community industry schemes has been to save or create 2,980 jobs in Gwynedd between 1st April 1976 and 31st March 1977. The recently announced extensions of the temporary employment subsidy and job creation programme, together with the other measures and the new small firms employment subsidy scheme, the short-term grant for the disabled scheme and the selective job scheme for long-term unemployed will provide continuing help towards reducing unemployment.