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Redundancies

Volume 987: debated on Friday 27 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will give on a regional basis the number of redundancies notified to his Department in each month of the current year and the comparative figures for last year.

[pursuant to his reply, 23 June 1980, c. 35]: The number of proposed redundancies notified to my Department under the redundancy handling provisions of the Employment Protection Act 1975, in each of the regions during the first five months of 1980, with the comparative figures for 1979 (in brackets), is as follows: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 each of the regions during the first five months of 1980, with the comparative figures for 1979, is as follows:

January

February

March

April

May

Anglia209269341237241
(343)(32)(422)(262)(56)
East Midlands2,6963,3533,5942,5222,202
(424)(424)(572)(598)(507)
West Midlands2,6013,2023,7083,6212,978
(1,745)(1,296)(1,089)(977)(1,526)
North1,8662,5081,5412,0741,677
(502)(583)(1,840)(1,037)(1,030)
North-West4,1515,5496,5956,3545,422
(2,789)(2,866)(3,696)(5,076)(2,279)
Scotland2,8444,1635,5233,1902,812
(1,239)(825)(1,916)(2,524)(2,277)
South-East4,8855,6216,3063,5633,289
(1,767)(1,870)(2,231)(2,443)(4,576)
South-West1,5428982,1821,7891,264
(338)(229)(917)(677)(709)
Wales1,2763,5004,1751,7731,880
(1,359)(845)(955)(604)(702)
Yorkshire and Humberside2,6172,3713,0011,4782,208
(1,299)(650)(1,336)(1,484)(1,443)
Great Britain Totals24,68731,43436,96626,60123,973
(11,805)(9,620)(14,974)(15,682)(15,168)

The figures for April and May 1980 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.