HC Deb 05 April 2001 vol 366 c245W
Helen Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to assist staff affected by the proposed closure of the Marks and Spence Call Centre and Fulfilment operations in Warrington; and if he will make a statement. [156983]

Ms Hewitt

The Northwest Development Agency has met the local management team at Marks and Spencers in Warrington and discussed possible assistance, including access to the Rapid Response Fund. Other partners, including the Employment Service, Cheshire and Warrington Local Learning and Skills Council and Warrington Borough Council are also ready to provide support and guidance to staff affected.