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Redundancies

Volume 986: debated on Friday 20 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will state the number of workers declared redundant from May 1979 to May of the current year and give details of the industries involved.

Nearly 11,000 jobs are expected to arise over the next three to four years from offers of selective financial assistance made and/or Government financed factories allocated over the past 12 months. The distribution of these jobs by counties and by manufacturing and service industries is as follows :

Precise information on the total number of persons declared redundant is not available. Information derived from statutory notifications under the Employment Protection Act during the period, indicated some 54,700 proposed redundancies in Wales. Not all of these will necessarily take place.An analysis by industry is as follows :

Standard Industrial Classification

Notified Redundancies (May 1979–May 1980)

1. Agriculture, forestry, fishing10
2. Mining and quarrying318
3. Food, drink and tobacco506
4. Coal and petroleum products
5. Chemicals and allied industries894
6. Metal manufacture23,866
7. Mechanical engineering1,185
8. Instrument engineering97
9. Electrical engineering2,171
10. Shipbuilding and marine engineering30
11. Vehicles1,374
12. Metal goods (not elsewhere specified)2,420
13. Textiles1,023
14. Leather, leather goods and fur20
15. Clothing and footwear1,648
16. Bricks, pottery, glass and cement256
17. Timber and furniture etc.439
18. Paper, printing and publishing66
19. Other manufacturing2,085
20. Construction10,389
21. Public utilities35
22. Transport and communication536
23. Distributive trades921
24. Insurance, banking and finance and business services140
25. Professional and scientific services423
26. Miscellaneous services3,782
27. Public administration and defence68
Total54,702

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many redundancies and in which type of employment have been declared in the Ogmore constituency for the periods May 1978 to May 1979 and May 1979 to May of the current year.

Figures are not available on a constituency basis, or by type of employment.