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Merseyside (Ministerial Visit)

Volume 981: debated on Wednesday 26 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on his recent visit to Merseyside and his meeting with the Liverpool inner city partnership.

My right hon. Friend has not visited Merseyside recently. During my visit to the North West on 10 March I spent some time in Merseyside, where I met representatives of Merseyside county council and visited a local

The following figures relate to hours worked by full-time adult employees whose earnings were not affected by absence in a specified pay period in April each year.Further details distinguishing hours worked by manual and non-manual employees are given in part E of the annual publication of the new earnings survey.employer. The visit afforded me a further opportunity to discuss at first hand the problems of Merseyside with those who live and work in the area.The meeting of the Liverpool inner city partnership planned for that day had unfortunately to be postponed.