asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many redundancies have been notified to his Department since the beginning of May 1979 in respect of Great Britain as a whole and Scotland in particular.
The number of proposed redundancies which have been notified to my Department under the redundancy handling provisions of the Employment Protection Act 1975 in the period May 1979-January 1980 is as follows:
471,645 (7,610 Establishments)
63.109 (920 Establishments)
During the same period the total number of proposed redundancies which have been formally withdrawn is as follows:
91,376 (1,280 Establishments)
14,677 (179 Establishments)