§ Mr. Straw
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish in the Official Report figures giving the number of redundancies notified in each of the Blackburn, Accrington, Burnley, Nelson and Rossendale travel-to-work areas in the year 1982 or such part of it in respect of which the figures required are presently available, in total, and subdivided by standard industrial classification order and on a basis comparable with the answer to the hon. Member for Blackburn of 5 May 1982, Official Report, c. 71–74.
§ Mr. Gummer
There are no comprehensive statistics of redundancies. The numbers of redundancies, in groups of ten or more employees, reported to the Manpower Services Commission as due to occur in the specified areas during 1982, in total, by standard industrial classification order are given in the following table:
and over 52 weeks, for the year 1982 or such part of it in respect of which the figures required are presently available, and on a comparable basis to his answer to the hon. Member for Blackburn of 13 May 1982, Official Report, c. 330.