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Job Creation (West Yorkshire)

Volume 974: debated on Wednesday 21 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many persons were benefiting from each of the various employment subsidy and short-time working schemes in West Yorkshire, classified by industry of employment, at the latest available date.

The information requested is given in the schedule below, for 31 October 1979.

Temporary short time compensation scheme

Small firms employment subsidy

Adult employment subsidy

Temporary employment subsidy

Short time working compensation scheme

Jobs introduction scheme

1. Agriculture forestry, fishing
2. Mining and quarrying
3. Food drink and tobacco24180204
4. Coal and petroleum products1010
5. Chemicals and allied industries90191
6. Metal manufacture2020
7. Mechanical engineering80270453407
8. Instrument engineering3078108
9. Electrical engineering150150
10. Shipbuilding and marine engineering2020
11. Vehicles30131
12. Metal goods not elsewhere specified380114395
13. Textiles3,72045040537114,947
14. Leather leather goods and fur20929
15. Clothing and footwear168590314775
16. Bricks pottery glass, cement etc601162
17. Timber furniture etc20390130441
18. Paper, printing and publishing140140
19. Other manufacturing industries15030180
20. Construction33336
21. Gas, electricity and water
22. Transport and communication11
23. Distributive trades4119123
24. Insurance, banking, finance and business services
25. Professional and scientific services213
26. Miscellaneous services77
Totals4,0122,9802978537138,180

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many persons were benefiting from the short-time working compensation scheme in West Yorkshire in each month since May.

The number of persons benefiting from the temporary short time working compensation scheme, in West Yorkshire, in each month since May was as follows:

MonthNumber of jobs at risk of redundancyNumber of employees working short-time to cover the redundancies
May7332,555
June1,4473,821
July1,8494,931
August1,9194,480
September3,0247,141
October4,0128,962