HC Deb 18 July 1980 vol 988 cc732-3W
Mr. Ashley

asked the Secretary of State for Employment, pursuant to the statement in his reply to the right hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent, South that many workers in Stoke-on-Trent have obtained alternative employment, what is the precise number involved and over what period of time this alternative employment has been provided.

Mr. Jim Lester

[pursuant to his reply, 15 July 1980, c 461]: I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission, which is responsible for the employment and training services, that the statement derived from the assessment of local staff in the light of its contacts with local employers and job seekers but that accurate figures are not available.