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Volume 977: debated on Wednesday 30 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many persons in the Keighley travel-to-work area have been (a) given temporary employment subsidy since its inception, (b) receiving support from the temporary short-time working scheme and (c) taking advantage of the job retirement scheme since its inception.

In the Keighley travel-to-work area, 1,747 jobs have been supported by the temporary employment subsidy and there have been 441 applications approved for the job release scheme. 17 firms have entered the temporary short time working compensation scheme, applications current at 16 January 1980 provided for 779 employees to work short-time in order to save 349 potential redundancies.