Skip to main content

Redundancies

Volume 33: debated on Thursday 2 December 1982

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the number of redundancies in the following industries during the last 12 months (a) steel, (b) oil, (c) food and (d) engineering.

Not all the information is available in the form requested. There are no comprehensive statistics on redundancies, and the industrial classification used for redundancy statistics does not permit the figures to be broken down into exactly the industries requested, except at disproportionate cost.The available information on the number of redundancies, involving 10 or more employees, notified to the Manpower Services Commission as due to occur during the last 12 months in these industries in Great Britain, is given in the following table.

Northern Region: Unemployment—January 1979 to October 1982
Unadjusted Including School LeaversSeasonally Adjusted Excluding School Leavers
New Basis (Claimants)Old basis (Registrations)New Basis(Claimants)Old Basis (Registrations)
Number (000's)Percentage of all EmployeesNumber (000's)Percentage of all EmployeesNumber (000's)Percentage of all EmployeesNumber (000's)Percentage of all Employees
1979
January117·58·6121·68·9108·48·0111·08·1
February117·18·6121·38·8110·38·1112·58·2
March113·68·3117·88·6110·38·1112·28·2
April108·78·0113·28·3107·17·9110·08·0
May105·37·7109·68·0106·67·8108·87·9
June111·58·2119·18·7106·17·8108·67·9
July120·28·8127·89·3106·17·8109·08·0
August118·68·7125·09·1105·27·7108·17·9
September115·08·4120·38·8105·77·8109·18·0
October112·08·2117·28·5106·67·8109·58·0
November111·98·2117·08·5107·07·9110·08·0
December112·68·3117·78·6107·87·9111·38·1
1980
January120·99·0125·89·3110·08·2113·18·3
February122·39·1128·09·4113·68·4117·18·6
March121·59·0127·19·4116·68·6119·78·8
April126·99·4132·39·7121·39·0124·29·2
May123·69·2128·99·5123·59·2126·29·3
June133·99·9142·710·5126·09·3128·89·5
July148·211·0157·211·6130·19·7133·89·9
August152·911·3160·711·8135·410·0138·710·2
September154·911·5161·811·9139·210·3143·510·6
October153·811·4160·911·9143·410·6147·410·9
November161·212·0168·312·4152·211·3156·711·5
December168·812·5175·913·0160·511·9165·312·2
1981
January180·313·8187·414·1165·512·6170·312·8
February181·313·8188·714·2169·412·9173·713·0
March181·013·8188·114·1173·513·2177·313·3
April181·913·9189·114·2175·713·4180·413·5
May183·714·0190·914·3179·913·7184·413·8
June181·913·9202·715·2182·313·9187·014·0

Redundancies Reported as due to Occur, November 1981 to October 1982*, in Selected Manufacturing Industries in Great Britain

Number

Iron and Steel Manufacturing (MLH 311–313)18,917
Other Mining and Quarrying (MLH 102–109)1,388
Mineral Oil Refining Lubricating Oils and Greases (MLH 262–3)1,569
Food (MLH 211–229)14,704
Engineering (Orders VII-X)77,690
Notes:

* Including provisional figures for September and October 1982.

No finer industry breakdown is available, except at disproportionate cost.

This includes natural gas extraction and all other quarrying and mining, except for coal, as well as oil and petroleum extraction. No finer breakdown is available except at disproportionate cost.

These figures, for food manufacturing, do not include the distribution and serving of food.