Regional Employment Premium

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 26th October 1977.

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Photo of Mr James Craigen Mr James Craigen , Glasgow Maryhill 12:00 am, 26th October 1977

Does the Minister know to what extent the temporary employment subsidy has been used by firms to offset the loss of regional employment premium? As for the number of unemployed young people, now that the Scottish Office has taken over special responsibilities for the Manpower Services Commission will the Government have urgent talks with those involved with apprenticeship schemes with a view to trying to prevent the decline in apprenticeship opportunities in the Clyde-side area?