§ Mr. Henderson
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list in the Official Report the applications from Scotland for his approval of redundancy arrangements under Sections 101 and 107 of the Employment Protection Act, showing the number of jobs, the period of notice and his decision in each case.
§ Mr. Harold Walker
I assume the hon. Member is referring to Section 100 of the Employment Protection Act, which requires employers to notify proposed redundancies involving 10 or more dismissals to the Secretary of State for Employment.
The table below gives details of notifications made to my Department's office for Scotland:
level of unemployment in the North-West. We recognise that there is still a long way to go towards solving the longer-term structural employment problems of the region. However, the prospects for those currently unemployed are likely to depend in very large measure on an upturn in the economy generally. In this context it is of some encouragement that the numbers of notified vacancies have risen for the third successive month both 153W in the North-West Region and in the country as a whole.