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Rank Hovis Mcdougall Bakery, Floats Road, Manchester

Volume 984: debated on Friday 9 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what consideration his Department has given to the problems of the workpeople who will become unemployed in consequence of the impending closure of the Rank Hovis McDougall bakery in Floats Road, Baguley, Manchester 23; what action is being taken; and if he will make a statement.

Rank Hovis McDougall announced on 21 April that it was to close its Floats Road bakery with the loss of 325 jobs.The Government are naturally concerned at this further loss of jobs in the North-West region and all the facilities of the Manpower Services Commission will be available to help the workers affected find new jobs or train for fresh

FoodFuel, light and power
Average household24·1%5·9%
Pensioner Households32·9%11·9%
NOTE: A pensioner household is one in which at least three-quarters of the household income is derived from national insurance retirement and similar pensions.