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Volume 894: debated on Friday 27 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what action his Department is taking to compensate for the loss of 1,400 jobs in Great Britain occasioned by the partial closure of the Newton-le-Willows plant of the GEC and the transfer of part of the order book of that plant to factories in West Germany, with consequent damage to Great Britain's balance of payments.

I have been asked to reply.I am not aware of any such loss of jobs.