HC Deb 06 July 1984 vol 63 cc313-4W
Mr. Ernie Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland in how many instances since May 1979 a (a) manufacturing, (b) service and (c) construction company or firm has closed down operations in Dundee; how many jobs were lost as a result; and if he will provide similar information for the numbers paid off.

Mr. Allan Stewart

Between May 1979 and December 1983 24 manufacturing, 24 service and six construction firms closed down in Dundee. The number of jobs lost were 1,554, 552, and 188 respectively. The total number of redundancies for these industries in Dundee during this period was 9,821, 702 and 1,064.

Note: There are no comprehensive statistics on closures or redundancies. The figures shown above refer to closures notified to the Manpower Services Commission involving 10 or more workers. The industries are defined using the standard industrial classification 1968 ie manufacturing comprises orders III-XIX, services orders XXII-XXVII and construction orders XX.