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Redundancies (Wales)

Volume 982: debated on Wednesday 2 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what has been the number of redundancies in Wales notified to his Department for each month since 1 May 1979.

The number of proposed redundancies in Wales, which have been notified to my Department under the Was met and 1979–80 must, of necessity, be subject to some broad assumptions, but I hope my hon. Friend may none the less find them of interest:redundancy handling provisions of the Employment Protection Act 1975, for each month since 1 May 1979 was as follows:

EmployeesEstablishments
May 19791,23639
June4,05145
July2,96047
August3,10733
September2,41940
October4,00766
November10,10872
December2,34354
January 198013,88185
February7,76398
Total51,875579
During the same period 6,343 redundancies at 115 establishments were formally withdrawn.I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the number of redundancies notified to it as due to occur since 1 May 1979 was as follows:

Employees
May 1979702
June661
July905
August520
September1,122
October1,261
November1,285
December1,444
January 19801,266*
February1,257*
Total10,423
* Figures are provisional to take account of late notifications.