HC Deb 20 October 1981 vol 10 c113W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many redundancies have been notified to his Department in Wolverhampton for each month since May 1979.

Mr. Peter Morrison:

There are no comprehensive statistics of redundancies. The numbers of redundancies, involving 10 or more employees, reported to the Manpower Services Commission as due to occur in the Wolverhampton travel-to-work area between May 1979 and September 1981 are as follows:

January 400
February 210 559
March 29 498
April 1,288 205
May 157 388
June 1,800 377 235
July 343 104
August 251 223 †156
September 357 †88
October 751
November 330
December 313 410
Notes:* Prior to January 1980 figures relate to redundancies notified within the month concerned rather than redundancies taking place in the month. † Figures for February 1981 and later are not fully comparable with those for January 1981 and earlier because of improvements in data collection designed to secure a better coverage of reported redundancies which are actually expected to take place.† Provisional.