§ Mr. Clark Hutchison
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what action he is taking to assist the 250 employees of the National Coal Board who are likely to become redundant in the clerical and administrative grades in Edinburgh due to the Board's reorganisation to find alternative employment.
§ Mr. Chichester-Clark
I understand that discussions are still proceeding and that no detailed decisions on the numbers to be made redundant at individual locations have as yet been taken. However. 111W my Department will do everything possible to assist those who may be made redundant including, where appropriate, the use of "Job Teams" for advance interviewing, special canvassing for vacancies, use of the "Job Bank", and advice on training and re-training.