HC Deb 06 February 1984 vol 53 c493W
Mr. Jim Callaghan

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what major closures and redundancies have occurred since 1979 in the metropolitan borough of Rochdale.

Mr. Alan Clark

The information available is given in the following table. Information on redundancies (and on associated closures) is provided in confidence, and therefore I cannot publish the names of the companies affected.

Major* redundancies confirmed as due to occur in the metropolitan borough of Rochdale: January 1979 to December 1983†
Number of establishments Number of redundancies
Associated with closure 14 2,980
Not associated with closure 3 526
Total 17 3,506
* Involving 100 or more redundancies at one time.
† Includes provisional figures for December 1983.