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Lucas Factory, Ystradgynlais

Volume 115: debated on Wednesday 29 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales (1) if he will receive a deputation from the Lucas factory at Ystradgynlais in South Wales to discuss the proposed redundancies at the plant; and if he will make a statement;(2) what measures he proposes to take to stimulate new employment in the Ystradgynlais area in the light of the redundancies proposed at the Lucas plant; and if he will make a statement.

No redundancies have been announced at the Lucas Electrical factory at Ystradgynlais. All involved are working actively on possibilities to maintain employment. A meeting would not be appropriate. Mid Wales Development and my own Department are continually working to stimulate new employment in the area. I was particularly pleased to see the recent announcement by Clifford Williams and Son Ltd. of plans to double their work force at Ystradgynlais to 200 by the end of next year.