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Volume 974: debated on Monday 19 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many redundancies have been notified in the Jarrow constituency since May; and when he anticipates those involved will find alternative employment.

[pursuant to his reply, 5 November 1979, c. 21]: The number of proposed redundancies notified to my Department for the Jarrow constituency since May 1979 involved 1,005 employees employed at five establishments. The Manpower Services Commission is doing all it can to help the workers affected, both by placing them in known vacancies and by circulating particulars widely to potential employers. Arrangements are also made where necessary for them to be trained in new skills.