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Textile Industry

Volume 979: debated on Monday 25 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what have been the number of people in the textile industry in Dundee in each of the past five years; how many have been made redundant in the same period; and how many are currently employed on short-time.

Information is not available in the precise form requested. The following table gives the numbers employed in the textile industry in Dundee—available only to 1977—and the number of textile workers involved in redundancies of 10 or more notified to the Manpower Services Commission as having taken place in Dundee. Information on short-time working in local office areas is not available.

YearNumbers employedNumbers involved in redundancies
1978Not available618
1979Not available249
* This figure is provisional.