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Women In Employment

Volume 939: debated on Friday 25 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what proportion of the annual increase in the working population of Wales since 1971, employed and unemployed, has consisted of women;(2) what has been the annual increase in the working population in Wales, employed and unemployed, since 1971.

Following are the statistics:West have been given new National Enterprise Board offices with unlimited budgets.

The NEB (Guidelines) Direction of 17th December 1976 requires the NEB to

"effectively discharge their employment responsibilities in areas of high unemployment, including action through regional offices in the North East and North West of England".
This reflects Government undertakings during the passage of the Industry Bill. Offices were established in Liverpool and Newcastle in early 1976 for this purpose.

asked the Secretary of State for Industry, further to the reply to the hon. Member for Surrey, North-West on 22nd November, if he will give details of the actions taken by the National Enterprise Board in the exercise of the statutory duty to promote industrial democracy in undertakings it controls, and of the arrangements made with its subsidiaries to ensure that the latter play their part in furthering Government policies in this field.

The first part of the Question is a matter for the Board. As to the second part, I understand that the Board has drawn the attention of its subsidiaries to the requirement laid on the Board in paragraph 29 of its guidelines.

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what is the pay of Mr. R. Dickinson, a director of the National Enterprise Board.

The pay of Mr. J. L. Dickinson as a part-time member of the National Enterprise Board is £1,000 per annum.

asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many part-time members will be appointed to each of the National Enterprise Board's regional boards in the North and North-West; and what they will be paid.