HC Deb 22 June 1993 vol 227 cc104-5W
Mr. Janner

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will now publish the Government's case to the European Court of Justice concerning employee representation under the EC Collective Redundancies Directive 1975.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

I refer the hon. Member to the reply that I gave him on 14 June at column451.

Mr. Pike

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many redundancies were notified in the latest year for which figures are available, expressed as a percentage of the total work force in(a) the United Kingdom, (b) the north-west and (c) the travel-to-work areas of Accrington and Rossendale, Blackburn, Burnley and Pendle in east Lancashire.

Miss Widdecombe

Data on redundancies are obtained from the quarterly Labour Force Survey which provides figures for Great Britain only. Estimates of the numbers of redundancies, in the three months prior to each survey, are shown in the table. Information for travel-to-work areas is not available.

Great Britain Percentage of employees North West Percentage of employees
Spring 1992 322,000 1.5 32,000 1.4
Summer 1992 278,000 1.3 35,000 1.5
Autumn 1992 310,000 1.4 29,000 1.2
Winter 1992 344,000 1.6 45,000 1.9