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Redundancies

Volume 979: debated on Tuesday 19 February 1980

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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:

Great Britain

471,645 (7,610 Establishments)

Scotland

63.109 (920 Establishments)

During the same period the total number of proposed redundancies which have been formally withdrawn is as follows:

Great Britain

91,376 (1,280 Establishments)

Scotland

14,677 (179 Establishments)