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Volume 949: debated on Tuesday 2 May 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many redundancies in the United Kingdom have been notified to his Department since 1st January 1978.

From 1st January 1978 to 31st March 1978, 158,979 proposed dismissals were notified to my Department in accordance with the requirements of Section 100 of the Employment Protection Act 1975. During the same period, notifications involving 51,024 proposed dismissals were formally withdrawn.