HC Deb 21 December 1982 vol 34 c434W
16. Mr. Flannery

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many redundancies occurred in the United Kingdom steel industry in 1979, 1980 and 1981, respectively; and how many redundancies there have been so far in 1982.

Mr. Peter Morrison

In the iron and steel industries combined, 11,836 redundancies were reported as due to occur in 1979, 48,756 in 1980 and 39,593 in 1981. The provisional figure for January to November 1982 is 18,304. The information relates only to those redundancies which involve at least 10 employees, and covers Great Britain only.