HC Deb 09 February 1979 vol 962 cc307-8W
Mr. Steen

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many jobs have been lost to Merseyside since the beginning of 1978 as a result of factory closures.

Mr. Golding

Information on the total number of jobs lost on Merseyside through factory closures is not available.

Since 1 January 1978, however, a total of 7,734 workers have been made redundant as a result of closures of establishments employing 10 or more workers in the Merseyside special development area. This figure covers those closures which have been notified to my Department under the Employment Protection Act 1975.