HC Deb 22 March 1979 vol 964 cc738-9W
Mr. Bulmer

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what contingency plans he has made to meet the problems created by the expected loss of jobs in the steel industry.

Mr. Golding

We are in close touch with the Department of Industry and other Departments on the problems of the steel industry. One of the matters under consideration is whether any special help is needed for areas affected by the closure of a steel works or a rundown in its work force.

In addition, the Manpower Services Commission will ensure that its facilities will be available to help all workers affected by redundancy to find new jobs or retrain for other work.