§ Mr. Freeson
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will give the figures for the number of redundancies which have been reported to the Manpower Services Commission involving firms in (a) the Greater London area and (b) the Brent travel-to-work area from October 1981 to the latest available date, and since May 1979.
§ Mr. Waddington
The numbers of redundancies, in groups of 10 or more employees, reported to the Manpower Services Commission as due to occur in the specified areas since October 1981 and since May 1979 are as follows:
Number of redundancies reported October 1981 to March 1982 (inclusive) May 1979 to March 1982 (inclusive) Greater London 26,330 111,546 Borough of Brent 1,438 4,236
Including provisional figures for February and March 1982.