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Volume 978: debated on Wednesday 13 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many redundancies have been declared since 4 May 1979, and how many more are in prospect in the Manchester travel-to-work area; and if, where possible, he will break these down into sex, age, below 21 years, and below 18 years, trade and ethnic origins.

[pursuant to his reply 12 February 1980]: I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the number of workers involved in redundancies affecting 10 or more employees and notified as due to occur in the Manchester travel-to-work area between May 1979 and January 1980 was 6,747. Redundancies involving a further 895 workers have been notified as due to occur in this area later in the year.No breakdown as requested is available.