HC Deb 21 November 1972 vol 846 cc361-2W
Mr. Ron Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he is aware that some 80 personnel, mainly in the clerical grades, are being made redundant at Carr's Biscuit Works, Carlisle, and that a similar number of clerical grades will be redundant when the Carlisle and District State Management Scheme ends; what plans he has for finding employment for these staffs; and if he will redirect to the Carlisle area some Government offices to provide employment for these persons.

Mr. Anthony Grant

Yes. The Department of Employment will do everything possible to assist with redeployment. The question of alternative employment for the small number of clerical grades employed by the Carlisle and District State Management Scheme is being discussed with other Government Departments concerned.

The Northern Region, along with other parts of the country, is being considered as a possible receiving area for work which may be dispersed as a result of the curent location review; I can give

have been refused in each year since 1969 to firms wishing to develop in Wolverhampton and Dudley.

Mr. Anthony Grant

Following is the information:

no assurance at this stage as to where work will go.

The Measures under the Industry Act will contribute to the employment prospects in the Carlisle area.

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