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.