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Engineering Industry

Volume 984: debated on Thursday 8 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what proposals he has to match supply and demand for skilled engineering labour.

[pursuant to his reply, 6 May 1980, c. 3]: It is primarily for

Financial year 198081
MeasureCost of Scheme (estimated £m.)Number of participants(estimated)
Temporary Short-time Working Compensation *40·0350,000
Small Firms Employment Subsidy6·030,000
Job Introduction Scheme0·51,750
Job Release Scheme138·080,000
Community Industry20·010,000
Special Temporary Employment Programme55·025,000
* The figure shown is based on the estimated number of approved applications and relates to workers employers propose to put on short-time working in order to avoid redundancies rather than the number of redundancies averted.