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Bl Ltd

Volume 13: debated on Monday 16 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what was the total number of employees of BL Ltd. on the last date for which figures are available; and what were the figures on that date in each of the preceding five years.

Weekly average numbers of BL employees, taken from the company's 1980 annual report and accounts, are as follows:

Year('000)
*1976183
1977195
1978192
1979177
1980157
* 15 months to 31 December 1976.
In his statement of 28 August presenting the company's half-year results to June 1981, Sir Michael Edwardes said that manning levels had fallen to below 129,000 on 1 July 1981. The comparable figure for 31 December 1980 was 143,000.