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Manufacturing Industry

Volume 931: debated on Tuesday 10 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many workers were notified to the Employment Services Agency as due to be made redundant as a result of closures of manufacturing industrial establishments within the Tyne-side travel-to-work area; and how this compares with the previous year.

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission, that the numbers of workers notified to the Employment Service Agency as due to be made redundant as a result of closures of manufacturing industrial establishments within the Tyneside travel-to-work area during the period 1st May 1976 to 30th April 1977, as compared with the previous period 1st May 1975 to 30th April 1976 are as follows:

1st May 1976–30th April 1977620
1st May 1975–30th April 19761,490

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what were the number of employees in employment in manufacturing industries in the Northern Region to the latest date for which figures are available; and how this compares with other regions.

Following is the information at February 1977:

EMPLOYEES IN EMPLOYMENT ALL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES (ORDERS III-XIX OF THE STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION 1968).
Region(000s)
North436
South East and East Anglia2,077
South-West429
West Midlands1,007
East Midlands594
Yorkshire and Humberside726
North-West1,023
Wales311
Scotland616
These figures are provisional.