HC Deb 23 January 1998 vol 304 cc704-5W
Mr. Barry Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what action he is taking to ameliorate the impact upon Deeside of the proposed redundancies announced by Kimberley Clark at Deeside Industrial Park. [24160]

Mr. Hain

The TEC (CELTEC) and the Employment Service in North Wales are liaising with the company's consultants to see what help can be given to the staff who are to be made redundant. The TEC consider this redundancy to be a significant one and covered by the definition of "significant redundancy". This means that employees can be considered for Training for Work immediately (rather than having to wait six months). The local authority, as well as the Welsh Office and its other agencies, also stand ready to offer every possible assistance.