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Redundancies

Volume 116: debated on Monday 11 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales (1) how many redundancies were reported to his Department in each of the years since 1979 in the constituency of Alyn and Deeside;

County19791980198119821983198419851986
South Glamorgann/an/a3,6993,1041,9881,5571,664742
Mid Glamorgann/an/a7,2895,1115,0632,5763,6911,584
West Glamorgann/an/a8,2254,4012,4882,2552,0932,587
Gwentn/an/a5,3455,0662,9432,1353,0022,208
Dyfedn/an/a6,1683,7569301,0631,1481,385
Powysn/an/a63418191nil69254
Gwyneddn/an/a982976750719213468
Clwydn/an/a4,0902,0521,7881,1362,524874
Wales11,66345,21536,43224,64716,04111,44115,0279,902
TTWA1979
Aberdare155
Bargoed349
Blaenau Ffestiniog64
Caernarvon327
Cardiff1,609
Denbigh20
Ebbw Vale1,241
Holyhead94
Llandudno120
Llanelli925
Llanrwst11
Machynlleth24
Merthyr Tydfil660
Milford Haven866
Monmouth48
Neath1,166
Newport1,271
Newtown58
Pembroke Dock179
Pontypool193
Pontypridd1,331
Port Talbot778
Pwllheli325
Rhyl67
Shotton167
Swansea1,061
Wrexham469
TTWA19801981198219831984
Aberdare1,556553744717834
Aberystwyth474816nil38
Bargoed8799266871,098200
Barmouthnil44nilnilnil
Blaneau Ffestiniognilnil612nil
Breconnilnilnil20nil
Caernarvon2,163363520607616
Cardiff3,1604,3503.3662,1461,760
Cardigan27nilnilnilnil
Carmarthen95589827978
Colwyn Bay183263152162204
Denbighnilnilnil51nil
Ebbw Vale1,0071,3851.648322258
Fishguard17nilnilnilnil
Holyhead36248340810511
Lampeter394nilnilnil
Llandeilo28nilnilnilnil
Llandrindod Wellsnil13nil50nil
Llanelli3,0632,6541,249261619

(2) if he will list the number of redundancies in (a) Wales, (b) each of the counties of Wales and (c) each of the travel-to-work areas of Wales notified to his Department in each year since 1979.

Notified redundancies are not available on a constituency basis. I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the numbers of notified redundancies for Wales. Welsh counties, and Welsh travel-to-work areas since 1979 are as follows:

TTWA19801981198219831984
Llangollen28883122nil
Llanrwstnilnil30nilnil
Machynllethnilnilnilnilnil
Merthyr Tydfil1,1111,7331,132493278
Milford Haven6781,74124434698
Monmouth79953852852
Neath7751,936602583451
Newport5,8312,3941,7352,1561,236
Newtown15451718121nil
Pembroke Dock6221,6632,14944230
Pontypool2,5721,2921,142401576
Pontypridd3,0742,4221,3241,471871
Port Talbot6,9373,6223,0791,980408
Pwllheli53nilnilnil22
Rhyl3221611369741
Shotton7,6292,498812823661
Swansea3,0423,8701,8501,0871,599
Tenby30nilnilnilnil
Tywynnilnilnilnilnil
Welshpool72104nilnilnil
Wrexham2,1711,172921659300
TTWA19851986
Aberdare869261
Aberystwyth1224
Bangor and Caernarfon125102
Breconnil54
Bridgend981536
Cardiff1,743742
Cardigannilnil
Carmarthen16499
Conwy and Colwyn16187
Denbighnilnil
Dolgellau and Barmouth2413
Ebbw Vale and Abergavenny536332
Fishguardnilnil
Haverfordwest5871
Holyhead23292
Lampeter and Aberaeronnilnil
Llandeilonil43
Llandrindod Wells33nil
Llanelli749517
Machynllethnilnil
Merthyr and Rhymney1,185953
Monmouthnilnil
Neath and Port Talbot1,0451,275
Newport1,424836
Newtown659nil
TTWA19851986
Pontypool and Cwmbran550573
Pontypridd and Rhondda1,069301
Porthmadog and Ffestiniognilnil
Pwllhelinil24
Shotton, Flint and Rhyl1,637317
South Pembrokeshire313231
Swansea1,0481,312
Welshpoolnilnil
Wrexham767507

Notes:

(1) Since January 1981 statistics of notified redundancies have been recorded by the month in which the redundancies are scheduled to occur and not by the month of notification as in previous years. For this reason it is not possible to make valid comparisons of statistics from 1981 onwards with those of previous years, nor should figures for 1981 and earlier years be added together as there is some element of duplication involved.

(2) Because of the different methods of calculating redundancies prior to 1981, the TTWA figures for 1979 and 1980 will not match the published figures for the Wales Region.

(3) Insufficient information is available for the period prior to 1981 to enable county notifications to be given.

(4) The figures should not he regarded as comprehensive. The Employment Protection Act 1975 requires that the Secretary of State for Employment be notified when an employer intends to make 10 or more workers redundant within a period of 30 days or less; or intends to make 100 or more employees redundant over a period of 90 days or less. Redundancies on a small scale are therefore omitted.

(5) Since January 1981 redundancies of seasonal workers have not been included in the statistics.