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Woodworking Industry (Redundancies)

Volume 990: debated on Monday 4 August 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many redundancies in the British woodworking industry have been notified to his Department in the first six months of the current year for (a) the whole of the United Kingdom; (b) the North-West region.

[pursuant to his reply, 1 August 1980, c. 871]: Information in the form requested is not available.I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that it has so far received notifications of redundancies of 10 or more due to occur in the first six months of 1980 involving 4,200 workers in the timber and furniture industry. This figures does not include Northern Ireland. The corresponding number for the North-West region is 985.