HC Deb 06 December 1983 vol 50 c119W
24. Mr. Tony Lloyd

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will seek to meet the management of the General Electric Company to discuss the unemployment implications of its recently announced redundancy programme at its Trafford park site.

Mr. Alan Clark

We are of course concerned about any redundancies in the Manchester area which may result from the announcement of a cutbak in employment in GEC Turbine Generators Ltd. However, GEC is best placed to assess the viability of its operations and it must exercise its commercial judgment, taking into account the best interests of the company as a whole and its employees. We do not therefore think a meeting would be helpful.

The Manpower Services Commission will do all it can to help any redundant employees find new jobs and all its advisory, placement and retraining services will be at their disposal.

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