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Volume 983: debated on Friday 25 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many redundancies have occurred for each of the past 10 years; and in which sectors of industry these redundancies have occurred.

The information requested is not available. However, during the period January 1971 to March 1980 the following number of redundancies in the production, manufacturing and services sectors of industry were notified to the Department of Manpower Services in connection with claims for rebate under the Contracts of Employment and Redundancy Payments Act (Northern Ireland) 1965:

[pursuant to his reply, 23 April 1980, c. 202]: This is a matter for the company.