HC Deb 22 December 1983 vol 51 cc331-2W
Mr. Boyes

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make special provision available from his Department to those made redundant following the closure of the Herrington pit in the borough of Sunderland, in view of the fact that unemployment in the borough is running at over 20 per cent.

Mr. Alan Clark

I understand that no final decision has yet been taken at national level about the future of the Herrington pit. In the event of any redundancies taking place, the Manpower Services Commission will do all it can to help those affected find new jobs and all its advisory, placement and retraining services will be at their disposal.