HC Deb 21 December 1982 vol 34 cc446-7W
Mr. John Spellar

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many employees in the automotive industry in the Birmingham travel-to-work area have become redundant since 1 January and since 1 September, respectively.

Mr. Waddington

There are no comprehensive statistics on redundancies. The number of redundancies in the motor vehicle manufacturing industry—minimum list heading 381 of the 1968 Standard Industrial Classification—in the Birmingham travel-to-work area, notified as due to occur between 1 January and the end of October* 1982 is 2,555. Of these, 601* were due to occur since 1 September 1982.

* This includes provisional figures for October 1982.