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Volume 114: debated on Tuesday 7 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what has been the number of times the Manpower Services Commission has been informed of redundancies taking place in numbers greater than 10 employees since 1979 in each of the four Scottish cities.

United Kingdom companies and Caledonian Paper; that Caledonian Paper regularly supplies information about its current needs; and that the United Kingdom companies concerned are made fully aware of these needs so that they may maximise their chances of success in tendering. 'We have also impressed on United Kingdom companies that while we are happy to provide as much assistance as possible in this form the final decision is one for the commercial judgment of Caledonian Paper.