HC Deb 29 March 1973 vol 853 cc409-10W
Mr. Alan Williams

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many manufacturing units have closed in Wales in each year since 1960; and how many jobs were involved each year.

Mr. Dudley Smith

I have been asked to reply.

Not all closures are notified to the Department of Employment, but records available from 1961 show the following numbers of closures of establishments and consequential job losses in manufacturing

Sir G. Howe

The document is available today and copies are in the Vote Office.