HC Deb 20 October 1975 vol 898 c18W
Mr. Madden

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many textile workers have been made redundant in the wool textile industry as a result of the Wool Modernisation Scheme to date; what is the anticipated level of further redundancy from future reorganisation under this scheme; and if he will give details on a regional basis of overall redundancy in the textile industry as a result of modernisation schemes in all sectors.

Mr. John Fraser

I am informed that up to 2nd September 1975 2,795 workers have become redundant under the realisation part of the scheme of assistance for the wool textile industry and that there has been a net decline of 847 jobs as a result of projects involving re-equipment and rebuilding. A further 768 workers are expected to become redundant in firms which have already made applications under the realisation part of the scheme, and 28 workers under the re-equipment and rebuilding projects. There are no comparable schemes covering the remaining sectors of the textile industry.