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Redundancies (St Helens)

Volume 986: debated on Monday 16 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many redundancies, and in which type of employment, have been declared in the St. Helens parliamentary constituency in each of the last three years for which figures are readily available.

[pursuant to his reply, 13 June 1980, c. 250]: Information in the form requested is not available. However, I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the number of workers involved in redundancies of 10 or more which have been notified as due to occur in the St. Helens area since 1977 are as follows :

1977419
1978426
1979769
Redundancies involving 941 workers have so far been notified as due to occur in St. Helens between January and May 1980.Records of the occupations involved are not kept. A breakdown by industry could be provided only at disproportionate cost. The largest recent redundancies have, however, occurred in the glass manufacturing industry.