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Temporary Short-Time Working Compensation Scheme

Volume 24: debated on Monday 17 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many jobs in total are supported by the temporary short-time working compensation scheme for (a) each of the travel-to-work areas that comprise the county of Cumbria, (b) the Northern region and (c) the North-West region for the last month for which statistics are available.

The following table shows the figures requested:

March 1982
AreaNumber of potentially redundant jobs covered in applications that were current in March 1982
Furness travel-to-work areaNil
Kendal travel-to-work areaNil
Whitehaven travel-to-work area11
Workington travel-to-work area193
Carlisle employment office area71
Keswick employment office areaNil
Penrith employment office areaNil
Northern region2,012
North-West region10,908

Percentage increase

The April to April comparisons can be affected by variations between one year and another in the date of Easter, which affects the number of school-leavers