HC Deb 14 May 1982 vol 23 cc342-3W
Mr. John Evans

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many firms have notified his Department of redundancies and cited loss of orders from Argentina or other South American countries as a factor in the redundancies; and if he will name the firms and the total number of redundancies involved.

Mr. Waddington

I am aware of only one such case, involving 60 proposed redundancies. Information given to my Department under section 100 of the Employment Protection Act 1975 is given in confidence.

Mr. Robert Sheldon

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish in the Official Report figures giving the numbers of redundancies notified in the Ashton-under-Lyne travel-to-work area in the years 1979, 1980 and 1981 in total and subdivided by standard industrial classification order.

Mr. Waddington

There are no comprehensive statistics of redundancies. The numbers of redundancies, in groups of 10 or more employees, reported to the Manpower Services Commission as due to occure in the Ashton-under-Lyne travel-to-work area in 1979, 1980 and 1981 are shown, in total and by Standard Industrial Classification Order, in the following table:

SIC Order Industry 1979 1980 1981
I Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
II Mining and Quarrying
III Food, Drink and Tobacco 186 48 231
IV Coal and Petroleum Products

SIC Order Industry 1979 1980 1981
V Chemicals and Allied Industries 21 104 39
VI Metal Manufacture 147 72 158
VII Mechanical Engineering 167 343 617
VIII Instrument Engineering 17
IX Electrical Engineering 875 593
X Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering
XI Vehicles 154 94
XII Metal Goods not elsewhere specified 753 60
XIII Textiles 425 1,233 201
XIV Leather, Leather Goods and Fur 95
XV Clothing and Footwear 47 607 130
XVI Bricks, Pottery, Glass, Cement etc. 35
XVII Timber, Furniture etc. 60 111
XVIII Paper, Printing and Publishing 71 128 140
XIX Other Manufacturing Industries 158 115
XX Construction 102 190
XXI Gas, Electricity and Water
XXII Transport and Communication
XXIII Distributive Trades
XXIV Insurance, Banking, Finance and Business Services 35 177 390
XXV Professional and Scientific Services
XXVI Miscellaneous Services
XXVII Public Administration and Defence
All Industries and Services 1,099 4,909 3,121

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