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North-West Region (Lorry Drivers' Dispute)

Volume 961: debated on Tuesday 30 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) how many persons in the area covered by the Macclesfield constituency have now been laid off as a result of the lorry drivers' dispute;(2) how many persons in the textile industry have now been laid off as a result of the lorry drivers' dispute; and how many of these workers are in the North-West region.

The "local authority" and "health service" figures may still include some workers not within the direct scope of the specified agreements.

and training measures, estimated expenditure during the financial year 1978–9 and the number of people currently being assisted. Of these measures, only the temporary employment subsidy and the short-time working compensation scheme help save jobs. The other schemes are designed to provide additional jobs, work experience or training opportunities for those who would otherwise be unemployed.