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County Durham

Volume 976: debated on Tuesday 18 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what major closures and redundancies have occurred during 1979 in county Durham by month and location.

[pursuant to his reply, 17 December 1979]: The information is not available in the precise form requested. However, I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that it received three separate notifications of anticipated redundancies in the county Durham area during 1979 involving 100 or more workers. These related to closures of establishments in Bishop-Auckland, Crook and Spennymoor. The total number of redundancies notified to MSC offices in county Durham as due to occur in each month during 1979 including those at the three establishments mentioned are as follows:

January1
February5
March7
April174
May395
June1,107
July464
August211
September125
October96*
November64*
* Provisional figures.