§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many redundancies have been declared in Wales, Clwyd and the Deeside travel-to-work area since May 1979.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that between May 1979 and October 1983, 126,928 notified redundancies occurred in Wales. Between January 1981 and October 1983, 7,734 notified redundancies occurred in Clwyd, including 4,017 in the Shotton travel-to-work area. Information at the local level for the period prior to January 1981 is not available on a comprehensive basis.