HC Deb 08 December 1980 vol 995 c248W
Mr. David Watkins

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what closures of factories making ball and roller bearings have taken place or been announced in the last three years.

Mr. David Mitchell

During the last three years, in June 1979 SKF (U.K.) Limited announced the production of bearings, less that of bearing cages, was to be transferred from Irvine to Sundon; in the same month Fafnir Bearing Co. Limited decided to close its Hednesford plant; in November 1980 RHP Bearings Limited announced that its automotive bearings division at Annanfield Plain would close.

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