HC Deb 05 February 1981 vol 998 c173W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what his Department proposes to do in view of the loss of jobs at Tate and Lyle, Liverpool.

Mr. Peter Morrison

I was of course very concerned to learn of this latest potential job loss on Merseyside though, as the hon. Member will appreciate, it is for the company itself to decide where any necessary reduction in its refining capacity should fall.

I know, however, from the Manpower Services Commission that the manager of the local jobcentre has been in touch with the company with a view to advising their employees of the facilities which would be available to those who might lose their jobs if the closure were to go ahead.

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