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Bury And Radcliffe

Volume 978: debated on Monday 4 February 1980

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

The Bury travel-to-work area comprises the employment office areas of Bury, Heywood, Radcliffe and Rams bottom. In this area,5,181 jobs have been supported by the temporary employment subsidy and there have been 683 applications approved for the job release scheme. At 31 January 1980, 378 jobs were receiving support under the temporary short-time working compensation scheme.