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Redundancies (Scotland)

Volume 986: debated on Thursday 19 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many redundancies were notified in Scotland under section 100 of the Employment Protection Act in each of the last 12 months.

The number of proposed redundancies notified to my Department under the redundancy handling provisions of the Employment Protection Act 1975 for Scotland, from 1 June 1979 to 31 May 1980, is as follows :

EmployeesEstablishments
1979—
June9,62191
July3,49563
August4,62893
September5,47287
October12,557108
November9,618161
December6,570111
1980—
January5,850136
February8,061133
March5,311130
April6,695142
May9,794161
Total87,6721,416
During the same period 17,820 redundancies at 263 establishments were formally withdrawn.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 Scotland from 1 June 1979 to 31 May 1980 is as follows :
Employees
1979—
June2,783
July2,420
August2,140
September3,731
October2,472
November3,697
December6,990
980
January2,844
February4,163
March5,523
April3,190*
May2,812*
Total42,765
* These figures are provisional since some notifications are received late.
Both Department of Employment and Manpower Services Commission figures are for redundancies involving 10 or more employees.