HC Deb 30 October 1985 vol 84 c547W
Mr. Willie W. Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the employment consequences of the intention of GEC Telecommunications Ltd. to make 310 of its Kirkcaldy work force redundant.

Mr. Allan Stewart

Were 310 persons to be made redundant, and were they all to claim unemployment benefit in the Kirkcaldy travel-to-work area, it is estimated that the direct short-run effect would be to increase the unemployment rate in the Kirkcaldy TTWA by around one-half of one percentage point.