HC Deb 25 January 1980 vol 977 c408W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will make a statement on the latest situation at Meccano Ltd., Liverpool.

Mr. David Mitchell

I understand that the parent company, Airfix Industries Limited, has received a number of inquiries from interested parties about the possibility of selling the Mecca no factory and that a joint committee with the trades unions has been set up to consider these applications. This is not a matter for the Government to become involved in.

On the question of the company's apparent non-compliance with the statutory 90 days' notice of closure required under the Employment Protection Act, I understand that the Department of Employment is still discussing this matter with the company.