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Volume 978: debated on Wednesday 13 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is, for each month since January 1978, the number of redundancies covered by notices under the Employment Protection Act 1975 he has received from employers in wool textiles (MLH 414), carpets (MLH 419) and men's outer wear (MLH 442) sectors in comparison with the list of actual redundancies he gave in answer to the hon. Member for Batley and Morley on 29 November 1979; and what estimate he has made of the effects of loss of jobs through voluntary redundancy, early retirement and natural wastage in West Yorkshire.

[pursuant to his reply, 11 February 1980, Vol. 978, c. 361–2]: Details are given below of the number of redundancies notified under the Employment Protection Act 1975, each month in 1978 and 1979 in the sectors covered by MLH 414, MLH 419 and MLH 442 in Great Britain and the Yorkshire and Humberside region. These figures are listed according to the month in which advance notification of an impending redundancy was received. I regret that it is not possible to set out the information according to the months in which the redundancies were due to take place.It should be noted that many of the redundancies notified in this way do not in the event take place.The figures provided in reply to the hon. Member's question of 29 November 1979 were of redundancies which were known to have taken place. But these were not fully comprehensive as there is not statutory obligation on employers to provide the Department with figures of actual redundancies.

The figures below are, therefore, not comparable with those supplied on 29 November 1979.

I regret that a breakdown for West Yorkshire could be provided only at disproportionate cost. The vast majority of employees in these three sectors in the Yorkshire and Humberside region are, however, located in West Yorkshire. The

REDUNDANCIES NOTIFIED UNDER THE EMPLOYMENT

PROTECTION ACT 1975 IN GREAT BRITAIN AND THE YORKSHIRE AND HUMBERSIDE

REGION*

MLH 414

MLH 419

MLH 442

GB

Y&H

GB

Y & H

GB

Y&H

January 1978742647365446353
February 1978590590364851,398188
March 19781,5531,3499901,722725
April 1978409346651475920387
May 1978828690650256138
June 19787175715051631,355422
July 19781,0841,044274391132
August 19785144992992,366276
September 19781,4871,137333135
October 1978980886326170536322
November 19781,07380316130246116
December 197861956453289122
January 19797805831,12638
February 1979721664411129174121
March 19791,7001,109421119230
April 19791,05892041885266207
May 1979457457199470416
June 1979334267528119273121
July 19792,1801,85637458451333
August 1979714611108707394
September 19792,9632,761366798389
October 19792,0031,483245733416
November 19791,5341,4382,2619501,634600
December 19791,0126321,9371,223991276
TOTALS26,05221,90711,5273,49818,0736,657
* These figures are listed according to the month in which the notification was

received by the Department of Employment.