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Irlam Steel Works

Volume 888: debated on Thursday 13 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will undertake a study of the effects of the redundancies which occurred at Irlam Steel Works in 1971 and 1974 with particular reference to how many people 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 ; how many of those who were re-employed had lost their jobs within six and 12 months ; and how far people who were re-employed had to travel daily to their new employment.

No. I understand that the British Steel Corporation, the Training Services Agency and the Commission of the European Communities have jointly sponsored research into the impact on BSC workers of the 1974 Irlam redundancy, and that a final report is expected about the middle of this year. No further studies are planned.