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Job Release Scheme

Volume 21: debated on Monday 5 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what was (a) the gross and (b) the net cost of the job release scheme in 1981–82; and what are the estimated figures for 1982–83.

The provisional outturn for expenditure on job release allowances in 1981–82 is £135 million gross. The estimated figure for 1982–83 is £244 million gross. The net cost is approximately half the gross cost.