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Stoke-On-Trent

Volume 986: debated on Monday 16 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) if he will take steps to assist those workers in Stoke-on-Trent who have lost their jobs in the last year to find alternative employment;(2) how many firms have closed down in the last year in Stoke-on-Trent; and what was the comparable figure for the preceding year.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many men and women are working short time in Stoke-on-Trent; and in which industries.

I regret that the information is not available. Statistics on short-time working are available only for Great Britain and the standard regions.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many men and women are now unemployed in Stoke-on-Trent ; and what are the comparable figures for one year ago.

At 8 May 1980 there were 5,128 males and 2,133 females registered as unemployed in Stoke-on-Trent, compared with 4,190 males and 1,351 females at 10 May 1979. The figures relate to the area covered by the Stoke-on-Trent, Burslem, Hanley and Longton employment offices.