HC Deb 29 July 1975 vol 896 cc446-7W
Mr. Richard Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many persons employed in the wool and worsted textile industry have been made redundant in each month of the past year; and what proportion of the total number each month is still unemployed.

Mr. John Fraser

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the following numbers of people were recorded as having been made redundant in the woollen and worsted textile industry during the past year:

1974 July 40
August 250
September 220
October 410
November 790
December 470
1975 January 540
February 420
March 390
April 180
May 420
June 180
Total 4,310

Information about the proportion of those redundant workers who are still unemployed is not readily available and could be obtained only by a disproportionate charge on public funds.