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Northern Region

Volume 987: debated on Friday 27 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list in the Official Report the number of notified redundancies and closures of firms in the Northern region in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available.

Proposed redundancies (including closures)Closures
EmployeesEstablishmentsEmployeesEstablishments
1979—
June2,252382596
July2,8715730912
August2,0024145310
September5,079591,15620
October3,6247870117
November3,5456083718
December5,3587461819
1980—
January7,1781321,70623
February6,3901062,44427
March6,23010978021
April6,882901,49127
May9,0451072,94433
Total60,45695113,698233
During the same period, 12,198 redundancies at 122 establishments were formally withdrawn. There is no statutory requirement to notify the Department

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the information is as follows:

The number of proposed redundancies notified to my Department under the redundancy handling provisions of the Employment Protection Act 1975, including closures, in the Northern region, in each of the last 12 months is as follows: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 occur in the Northern region in each the last 12 months is as follows:

Employees
1979—
June2,401
July1,627
August678
September1,363
October880
November1,869
December1,175
1980—
January1,866
February2,508
March1,541
April2,074*
May1,677*
Total19,659
*These figures are provisional since some notifications are received late.
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMay
Scotland5,8508,0615,3116,6959,794
(5,766)(5,363)(6,404)(5,712)(5,298)
Northern7,1786,3906,2306,8829,045
(8,184)(1,028)(4,246)(2,799)(3,219)
North-West12,18612,33911,68915,16815,509
(8,403)(9,389)(8,835)(5,800)(4,960)
Yorkshire and Humberside7,1508,4159,7898,73512,410
(4,575)(3,460)(5,705)(4,679)(4,580)
Midlands11,63114,75717,60117,53725,250
(8,144)(9,310)(9,221)(10,074)(5,845)
Wales13,8817,7636,9484,7175,192
(1,883)(1,478)(3,552)(1,778)(1,236)
South-West3,7603,1982,3412,4695,707
(1,883)(2,777)(2,400)(1,503)(2,054)
London6,8166,3416,0038,3287,586
(3,166)(4,066)(4,377)(5,119)(4,187)
South-East7,93810,7756,8344,9147,811
(3,487)(6,042)(5,374)(2,449)(4,311)
Great Britain Totals76,39078,03972,75675,44598,304
(45,491)(42,913)(50,114)(39,913)(35,690)
During the same periods the following redundancies were formally withdraw:
Scotland5,740 (5,855)
Northern8,626 (3,576)
North-West17,733 (7,978)
York & Humberside12,770 (8,396)
Midlands18,556 (14,756)
Wales8,420 (3,177)
South-West1,516 (3,235)
London1,488 (2,508)
South-East6,801 (6,335)

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