HC Deb 18 December 1979 vol 976 c148W
Mr. Dormand

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what major closures and redundancies have occurred during 1979 in county Durham by month and location.

Mr. Jim Lester

[pursuant to his reply, 17 December 1979]: The information is not available in the precise form requested. However, I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that it received three separate notifications of anticipated redundancies in the county Durham area during 1979 involving 100 or more workers. These related to closures of establishments in Bishop-Auckland, Crook and Spennymoor. The total number of redundancies notified to MSC offices in county Durham as due to occur in each month during 1979 including those at the three establishments mentioned are as follows:

January 1
February 5
March 7
April 174
May 395
June 1,107
July 464
August 211
September 125
October 96*
November 64*
* Provisional figures.