HC Deb 22 July 1980 vol 989 cc671-2W
Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many redundancies reported to his Department during the first six months of the current year were in the non-industrial public sector.

Mr. Jim Lester

Detailed information is not available but the Manpower Services Commission informs me that 668 employees in public administration and defence were involved in redundancies of 10 or more notified to it as due to occur between 1 January and 30 June 1980.