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Redundancies And Re-Employment

Volume 886: debated on Monday 10 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what studies his Department has undertaken of large-scale redundancies in the last 10 years, such as at Woolwich and Trafford Park; how many persons were made redundant and not re-employed after six or 12 months; what drop, if any, there was in the average earnings of those who were re-employed; and how many of those who were re-employed had lost their jobs again within six and 12 months.

In the past 10 years, the Department has undertaken or partly financed studies of five redundancies involving 1,000 or more workers. These were:

  • 1. TSR2 and related redundancies (1965).
  • 2. Upper Clyde Shipbuilders (1969).
  • 3. Redundancies in Woolwich (1968–70).
  • 4. Redundancies in Handley Page, St. Albans (1970).
  • 5. Redundancies in Rolls Royce (1971).
  • Information is not available in the form requested in respect of all the redundancies. I am writing to the hon. Member as soon as the available information has been extracted.