§ Mr. Collins
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what assistance his Department will make available to those made redundant by K Shoes in Kendal in the first quarter of 1999. 
§ Mr. Mudie
Officials from the Employment Service will be visiting the factory every week to answer questions and offer Jobsearch advice. Additionally, the local Jobcentre are arranging to display job vacancies within the factory.
The redundancy has been declared as 'Large Scale' which means that employees who are being made redundant will have preferential access onto Employment Service and Enterprise Cumbria's (formerly the TEC) programmes.
Enterprise Cumbria in conjunction with Cumbria Careers are working closely with the company and have offered them a comprehensive package of assistance, including careers counselling and a resident training Adviser.