HC Deb 11 March 1980 vol 980 cc495-6W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what he estimates will be the effect of jobs lost elsewhere in the economy if the British Steel Corporation reduces its employees by 52,000.

Mr. Jim Lester

[pursuant to his reply, 10 March 1980]: Employment levels depend on a number of factors which cannot be forecast with any degree of certainty. It is not, therefore, possible to give any realistic forecast of the effect which redundancies declared by the Bri-

All the facilities of the Manpower Sertish Steel Corporation will have on the rest of the economy.

vices Commission will, of course, be available to workers who lose their jobs and need help in finding fresh employment.