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Volume 22: debated on Monday 19 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland in how many instances the Manpower Services Commission has been notified of redundancies involving 10 or more people taking place in Kilmarnock since may 1979; and how many jobs have been involved in total.

There are no comprehensive statistics of redundancies. However, 41 instances of redundancy involving 10 or more people were notified to the Manpower Services Commission as due to occur in Kilmarnock between I May 1979 and 31 March 1982, with the loss of 5,051 jobs. These figures include redundancies leading to closure.