HC Deb 30 November 1979 vol 974 cc807-8W
Mr. Donald Stewart

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many redundancies were notified in Scotland under section 100 of the Employment Protection Act in each of the past 12 months.

Mr. Jim Lester

In accordance with section 100 of the Employment Protection

(b) other ranks at the latest convenient date; and by how much these figures in each case differed from the forecast strength at 1 April 1980 in Cmnd 7474.

Mr. Pattie

Strengths of United Kingdom personnel at 30 September are shown in the table below together with the forecasts for 1 April 1980 contained in Cmnd. 7474 in brackets.

Act 1975, the number of proposed redundancies in Scotland notified to my Department in each of the past 12 months was as follows:

November 1978 4,699
December 4,437
January 1979 5,766
February 5,363
March 6,404
April 5,712
May 5,298
June 9,621
July 3,495
August 4,628
September 5,472
October 12,557
Total 73,452

During the same period, notifications involving 15,703 proposed redundancies were formally withdrawn.