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Docklands Urban Development Area

Volume 114: debated on Monday 6 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many firms have moved out of the docklands urban development area or have closed down since 1981; and how many people were employed in these firms.

LDDC's records, based on statutorily recorded redundancies, show that 28 firms providing 1,783 jobs closed down between 1 April 1981 and 31 March 1987.An estimated 85 docklands firms have been relocated outside their area by the LDDC, generally within reasonable travel to work distance.Details of firms which have otherwise moved out of the area will be available after a further survey in the course of this year. This will, however, only cover the period between 1985 and 1987.