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Hospital Waiting List (Wolverhampton)

Volume 974: debated on Tuesday 27 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the total number of patients waiting to enter hospitals in the Wolverhampton area; and if he will list the hospitals and the operations required.

The number of patients on in-patient waiting lists at 30 September 1979 in hospitals administered by the Wolverhampton area health authority were as follows:amount of public financial assistance given to the different sectors of the British textile industry since 1970 shown on an annual basis.

It would involve disproportionate cost to provide a completely comprehensive reply in the form requested. However, the following information is readily available in respect of assistance under sections 7 and 8 of the Industry Act 1972, regional development grant, temporary employment subsidy, and short time working compensation.

SECTION 7 OF THE INDUSTRY ACT 1972

Offers of assistance made, by calendar years (£'000)

MLH and Sector

1972

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

To 30 September 1979

Textiles:
411Production of Man-Made Fibres6671,4651,066617021310233
412Spinning and Doubling6941,178988893,052332
413Weaving2,2311909162545431,22298
414Woollen and Worsted396571357396457600
415Jute252081458191
416Rope, Twine and Net16372524397
417Hosiery and other Knitted Goods8166075405,550666892846
418Lace1311226
419Carpets2327984413221,750549546
421Narrow Fabrics39769528126178
422Made-up Textiles9818283964177448
423Textile Finishing7492694753682331,073690
429Other Textile Industries2339926228112419
Clothing:
441Weatherproof Outerwear622915613119
442Men's and Boys' Tailored Outerwear2721346415443171688
443Women's and Girls' Tailored Outerwear56237120353279266
444Overalls, Men's Shirts, Underwear111118310064334669
445Dresses, Lingerie, Infants' Wear138921061,3398654262
446Hats, Caps and Millinery25
449Other Dress Industries6760620031166

SECTION 8 OF THE INDUSTRY ACT 1972

Offers of assistance made, by calendar years (£'000)

MLH and Sector

1972

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

To 30 September 1979

Textiles:
411Production of Man-Made Fibres64184
412Spinning and Doubling73395
413Weaving50441
414Woollen and Worsted486,4275,4284,7895704,7022,971
415Jute
416Rope, Twine and Net39
417Hosiery and other Knitted Goods56191,124404
418Lace100100
419Carpets24154
421Narrow Fabrics951
422Made-up Textiles26512
423Textile Finishing371281
429Other Textile Industries5
Clothing:
441Weatherproof Outerwear325232617
442Men's and Boys' Tailored Outerwear6241,2745,906316
443Women's and Girls' Tailored Outerwear506862,46261
444Overalls, Men's Shirts, Underwear67841,94356
445Dresses, Lingerie, Infants' Wear31107942,410146
446Hats, Caps and Millinery325
449Other Dress Industries45931,986162

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

Payments at outturn prices, by financial years ended 31 March (£'000)

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

Textiles1,0297,72614,53010,8048,2368,15710,887
Clothing and Footwear6222,0193,4252,7862,9322,6903,428

TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT SUBSIDY

Estimated payments, by financial years ended 31 Marchmillion)

18 August 1975 to 31 March 1976

1977

1978

1979

Textiles0·518·951·740·5
Clothing0·520·944·122·8

SHORT TIME WORKING COMPENSATION

Reimbursements approved

15 May 1978 to 31 March 1979

1 April 1979 to 31 October 1979

££
Short Time Working Compensation under the TES Scheme:
Textiles807,213608,709
Clothing41,69453,025
New Temporary Short Time Working Compensation Scheme:
Textiles1,082,228
Clothing161,086