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Volume 978: debated on Monday 4 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many redundancies in Kirkby have been reported to his Department since May 1979.

From the beginning of May 1979 to 29 January 1980, 1,005 proposed redundancies involving 14 firms in the Kirkby area were notified to the Department under the redundancy handling provisions of the Employment Protection Act 1975.During the same period 162 redundancies at two firms were formally withdrawn.