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Small Firms Employment Subsidy

Volume 14: debated on Thursday 3 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many small firms benefited from the small firms employment subsidy in (a) the Wolverhampton travel-to-work area and (b) the West Midlands; and how many jobs were supported in each case.

The information requested is given in the following table:

Small firms employment subsidy
Wolverhampton travel to work area*West Midlands†
Firms who were approved for payment of the small firms employment subsidy951,856
Jobs that were supported37114,559

The figures relate to when final payments were being made under the Scheme February 1981.

* The information given relates to the area covered by the Wolverhampton, Bilston and Wednesfield Employment Offices.

†. The information given relates to the West Midlands statistical subdivision of the Department of Employment's Midlands Region.