HC Deb 28 November 1966 vol 737 cc15-6W
75. Mr. Chapman

asked the Minister of Labour how many of the employees of the British Motor Corporation in Birmingham recently made redundant have been placed in alternative employment by his Department; what proportion of them have been placed in the manufacturing industry; how many are known to be unemployed; and what estimate he makes of the number who have found new jobs without the help of his Department.

Mrs. Shirley Williams

In Birmingham, 452 of these workers have been placed by the Ministry and of that number 71 per cent. have gone into manufacturing industries. There are 1,874 registered as unemployed. 614 workers are known to have found jobs without the help of the Ministry but there are approximately 1,700 others about whom no information is available. It is probable that the majority have found employment.