§ Mr. Boardman
asked the Minister of Labour, if he will state the number of textile operatives in the Leigh and Bolton area with continuous service with the same employers for periods of up to 45 years who have been declared redundant between the date of the Second Reading of the Redundancy Payments Bill on 26th April, 1965 and 6th December, 1965, the appointed day under the Act.
§ Mr. Gunter
I understand that about 1,500 textile operatives in the Leigh and Bolton area have been or will be declared redundant between these dates. I have no information about the length of continuous service which the employees had with their respective employers.