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Footwear Industry

Volume 986: debated on Thursday 19 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many redundancies there have been in the British footwear industry in each month in the current year up to the latest date for which figures are available.

[pursuant to his reply, 17 June 1980, c. 422] : I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the number of employees involved in redundancies of 10 or more notified to it as due to occur from 1 January to 31 May 1980 in the footwear industry in Great Britain is as follows :

January 1980248
February325
March163*
April186*
May321*
TOTAL1243
* These figures are provisional since some notifications are received late.