HC Deb 13 February 1980 vol 978 c661W
Mr. Brotherton

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many employees in the private steel sector have been laid off as a result of the industrial dispute in the nationalised steel industry.

Mr. Mayhew

Figures are not available but it is believed that up to the end of January only a small number were affected. Lay-offs varied throughout the private sector, but many more are likely if the strike continues.