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Greater London Council Area

Volume 977: debated on Tuesday 29 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what major closures of industry have taken place in the Greater London Council area for the years 1977, 1978 and 1979; and how many redundancies were caused by these closures.

For the Greater London Council area, the intended closures involving 300 or more employees that were notified to the Department of Employment in 1977, 1978 and 1979 under the redundancy handling provisions of the Employment Protection Act 1975 are as follows:

Number of closuresNumber of employees
19771360
1978711,960
197974,830
Employers are not required to notify the Department if proposed redundancies and closures do not take place. I am unable to give the names of the firms concerned, since they have been given to my Department in confidence.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many men and women are registered as unemployed in the Greater London Council area.

At 10 January the provisional numbers of males and females registered as unemployed in the Greater London Council area were 106,679 and 36,757, respectively.