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Greater London And Brent (Statistics)

Volume 12: debated on Monday 9 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) if he will list the number, names and numbers of employees involved in firms which have closed since May 1979 in (a) the Greater London area and (b) the Brent travel-to-work area;(2) if he will list the number, names and numbers of employees involved in firms which have reduced their work forces since May 1979 in

(a) the Greater London area and (b) the Brent travel-to-work area.

The information requested on firms which have closed or reduced their work forces is not available. The available information, which is not comprehensive, on redundancies involving ten or more employees, reported to the Manpower Services Commission as due to occur in the requested areas between May 1979 and October 1981 (inclusive) is as follows:

Number of firms involved in redundanciesNumber of employees involved
Greater London1,62386,684
Borough of Brent553,008

Note: Including provisional figures for September and October 1981.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) what are the latest unemployment figures in (a) the Greater London area and (b) the Brent travel-to-work area; if he will give the average period of unemployment and the age breakdown in each case; and what were the figures in May 1979;(2) if he will list by trade and occupation the registered vacancies in

(a) the Greater London area and (b) the Brent travel-to-work area in May 1979 and at the latest available date in 1981, respectively.