HC Deb 01 March 1984 vol 55 cc293-4W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing how many plants in Wales have closed down since 1978, how many jobs have been lost since 1978 in the plants in question and in which industries.

Mr. Nicholas Edwards

The information to the first part of the question is as follows:

Known closures of manufacturing plants in Wales from and including 1978
Order Number of plants closed
III Food, Drink and Tobacco 41
IV Coal and Petroleum Products 1
V Chemicals and Allied Industries 22
VI Metal Manufacture 36
VII Mechanical Engineering 96
VIII Instrument Engineering 77
IX Electrical Engineering 36
X Ship Building and Marine Engineering 5
XI Vehicles 23
XII Metal Goods Not Elsewhere Specified 69
XIII Textiles 25
XIV Leather, Leather Goods and Fur 7
XV Clothing and Footwear 55
XVI Bricks, Pottery, Glass, Cement, etc. 33
XVII Timber, Furniture, etc. 55
XVIII Paper, Printing and Publishing 18
XIX Other Manufacturing Industries 47
Total 576

Comprehensive information changes in employment is not available in the form requested.

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