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Redundancies

Volume 975: debated on Monday 3 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will update the redundancy statistics for Great Britain as a whole and Scotland in particular which he gave in a written answer on 29 October, Official Report, c. 403, to the hon. Member for Glasgow, Maryhill, up to the latest available date.

With reference to my earlier answer, the number of proposed redundancies which have been notified to my Department in the period May-October 1979 is as follows:

Great BritainScotland
258,67141,071
(4,158 Establishments)(512 Establishments)
During the same period the total number of proposed redundancies which have been formally withdrawn is as follows:
Great BritainScotland
60,5389,155
(754 Establishments)(99 Establishments)
The provisions do not apply to Northern Ireland.