asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many firms have notified his Department of redundancies and cited loss of orders from Argentina or other South American countries as a factor in the redundancies; and if he will name the firms and the total number of redundancies involved.
I am aware of only one such case, involving 60 proposed redundancies. Information given to my Department under section 100 of the Employment Protection Act 1975 is given in confidence.
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish in the Official Report figures giving the numbers of redundancies notified in the Ashton-under-Lyne travel-to-work area in the years 1979, 1980 and 1981 in total and subdivided by standard industrial classification order.
There are no comprehensive statistics of redundancies. The numbers of redundancies, in groups of 10 or more employees, reported to the Manpower Services Commission as due to occure in the Ashton-under-Lyne travel-to-work area in 1979, 1980 and 1981 are shown, in total and by Standard Industrial Classification Order, in the following table:
|I||Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||—||—||—|
|II||Mining and Quarrying||—||—||—|
|III||Food, Drink and Tobacco||186||48||231|
|IV||Coal and Petroleum Products||—||—||—|
|V||Chemicals and Allied Industries||21||104||39|
|X||Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering||—||—||—|
|XII||Metal Goods not elsewhere specified||—||753||60|
|XIV||Leather, Leather Goods and Fur||—||95||—|
|XV||Clothing and Footwear||47||607||130|
|XVI||Bricks, Pottery, Glass, Cement etc.||—||—||35|
|XVII||Timber, Furniture etc.||—||60||111|
|XVIII||Paper, Printing and Publishing||71||128||140|
|XIX||Other Manufacturing Industries||—||158||115|
|XXI||Gas, Electricity and Water||—||—||—|
|XXII||Transport and Communication||—||—||—|
|XXIV||Insurance, Banking, Finance and Business Services||35||177||390|
|XXV||Professional and Scientific Services||—||—||—|
|XXVII||Public Administration and Defence||—||—||—|
|All Industries and Services||1,099||4,909||3,121|