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North-West England

Volume 987: debated on Thursday 3 July 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) how many job losses in the last 12 months there have been in the North-West, Merseyside, Kirkby and Ormskirk;(2) how many closures were notified in the 12 months since May 1979 in the North-West, Merseyside, Kirkby and Ormskirk;(3) how many redundancies are pending and how many workers are involved in the North-West, Merseyside, Kirkby and Ormskirk;(4) how many (

a) men, ( b) women, ( c) young people and ( d) school leavers are currently unemployed in the North-West, Merseyside, Kirkby and Ormskirk; and how many vacancies there are for each group in each area;

(5) how many adults and young people have been unemployed ( a) for one year and ( b) for two years in (i) the North-West, (ii) Merseyside, (iii) Kirkby and (iv) Ormskirk;

(6) what is his analysis of the prospects for those leaving school in the current year in Merseyside, Kirkby and Ormskirk have for finding jobs; and what action he proposes to take to improve their prospects.