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Social Workers

Volume 981: debated on Monday 17 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many social workers have been dismissed as part of the cuts in public expenditure in each county in Wales for each month since May 1979 up to the most recent month for which figures are available.

Information on dismissals, if any, of local authority staff is not available centrally.

CountyNumbers registered as UnemployedDifference
(Col i)(Col ii)(Col iii)(Col i and Col ii)(Col i and and iii)
February 1980February 1979February 1978Between February 1979—February 1980Between February 1978—February 1980
West Glamorgan13,65112,77011,545+881+2,106

lected at the end of September each year and estimated figures at any other date would be unreliable. The available information is as follows: