HC Deb 30 July 1976 vol 916 c493W
Mr. Grylls

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on the likely redundancies at ICL in consequence of its decision to reduce its work force by 1,400 by September 1977.

Mr. Golding

ICL has been in touch with the Department of Industry and my Department about proposals for rationalising its manufacturing division. The temporary employment subsidy scheme has been drawn to its attention, and arrangements are being made to ensure that the full services of the Manpower Services Commission will be available to help any employees who are made redundant. I understand that every means will be examined to minimise the effect of the proposed reductions, with involuntary redundances being used only as a last resort. ICL is consulting its trade unions

Community Nurses (whole-time equivalent) Population per Community Health Visitors (whole-time equivalent) Population per Health visitor
Walsall 47.0 5,766 36.5 7,425
England 11,088.4 4,189 6,556.2 7,085

Six area health authorities had a greater number of persons per community nurse than Walsall and 38 a greater number of persons per health visitor.