§ Mr. Stonehouse
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what estimate he has made of the effect on employment in the area of the closure of F. H. Lloyd Steelworks at Tipton.
§ Mr. John Fraser
I understand about 130 workers will be affected by the proposed closure of Lloyds (Old Park) Limited at Tipton and that redundancies are scheduled to take place over the period 7th June to 27th August. The size of the proposed redundancy is relatively small in relation to the total number of people employed in the Dudley travel to work area. Thus, while the closure is obviously unwelcome, it should not have356W any marked effect on employment in the area as a whole.