HC Deb 31 October 1983 vol 47 c288W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on the employment consequences of the proposed closure of Hughes and Ellison of Liverpool.

Mr. Alan Clark

We are of course concerned about the prospect of a further closure which may add to the numbers unemployed in Liverpool. We understand that almost all the workforce of 58 are to be made redundant in mid-November. The Manpower Services Commission will do all it can to help these people find new jobs, and all its advisory, placement and retraining services will be at their disposal. The local jobcentre has already offered assistance to them.