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Redundancies

Volume 986: debated on Monday 16 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many persons were made redundant in the last 12 months in (a) the North-West, (b) Mersey-side, (c) Kirkby and (d) Ormskirk.

Information on the number of redundancies which have actually taken place is not available. However, I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the number of employees involved in redundancies affecting 10 or more, and notified as due to occur in (a) the North-West, (b) Mersey-side (including Skelmersdale), (c) Kirkby and (d) Ormskirk, is as follows :

Employees
(a) North-West Region52,070
(b) Merseyside14,571
(c) Kirkby1,706
(d) Ormskirk120
These figures are provisional, since some notifications are received late.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list in the Official Report those companies in the North-West that have declared redundancies since 1 July 1979, showing the

My Department's employment estimates are analysed by industry but not comprehensively by occupation. The following table gives, for the North-West region, quarterly estimates of employees in employment at June, September and December 1979 for broad industry groups. The figures are provisional.individual employees involved per company and the total for the region.

Information given to the Department under the redundancy handling provisions of the Employment Protection Act 1975 is given in confidence. To list the names of companies (and numbers of employees) that have declared redundancies would therefore be a breach of that confidence.The number of proposed redundancies notified to my Department under the redundancy handling provisions of the Employment Protection Act for the North-West region, from 1 July 1979 to 31 May 1980, involved 113,474 employees employed in 2,035 establishments.During the same period 28,668 redundancies at 504 establishments were formally withdrawn. There is no statutory requirement to notify my Department when proposed redundancies do not take place.I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the number of redundancies notified to it as due to occur in the North-West region from 1 July 1979 to 31 May 1980 involved 48,893 employees. This figure is provisional, since some notifications are received late.

Both Department of Employment and Manpower Services Commission figures are for redundancies involving 10 or more employees.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many redundancies were notified to his Department (a) for the Sandwell area and (b) for the Dudley-Sandwell travel-to-work area in the year ended May 1980.

The number of proposed redundancies notified to my Department under the redundancy handling provisions of the Employment Protection Act 1975 for (a) the Sandwell area and (b) the Dudley-Sandwell travel-to-work area in the year ended May 1980 is as follows :

(a) Sandwell area 14,352 employees at 185 establishments.
During the same period 2,642 redundancies at 27 establishments were formally withdrawn.

(b) Dudley-Sandwell travel-to-work area 21,243 employees at 295 establishments.

During the same period 3,995 redundancies at 54 establishments were formally withdrawn.

There is no statutory requirement to notify my Department when proposed redundancies do not take place.

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the number of redundancies notified to it as due to occur in ( a) the Sandwell area and ( b) Dudley-Sandwell travel-to-work area in the year ended May 1980 is as follows :

(a) Sandwell area 3,007 employees. This figure is provisional to take account of late notifications.
(b) Dudley-Sandwell travel-to-work area 5,887 employees. This figure is provisional to take account of late notifications.

Both Department of Employment and Manpower Services Commission figures are for redundancies involving 10 or more employees.