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Car Industry: Redundancy

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) how many redundancies from positions in the car manufacturing industries have been notified to his Department in the last 12 months; (254442)

(2) how many redundancies in the commercial vehicle manufacturing industry have been notified to his Department in the last 12 months.

Employers who propose to make 20 or more redundancies at one establishment are required to notify the Secretary of State of the proposal under provisions contained in the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992. Records are held using the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. In the period 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2008 this Department was notified of the following proposed redundancies:

(SIC 29) Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers—6154

(SIC 30) Manufacture of other transport equipment—9098