§ Adam Price
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many redundancies there were in the manufacturing sector in(a) Wales, (b) Scotland, (c) Northern Ireland and (d) the UK as a whole in each year since 1997. 
§ Ruth Kelly
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.
Letter from Karen Dunnell to Adam Price, dated 30 October 2001:The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about redundancies in the manufacturing sector in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom. I am replying in his absence. (11422)The Labour Force Survey (LFS) can provide estimates of the numbers of people who have been made redundant from a job in the manufacturing sector in the United Kingdom as a whole. However, the sample size is too small to provide reliable estimates for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.631WThe LFS estimates of the numbers of redundancies in the manufacturing sector in the United Kingdom for each summer (June to August) quarter from 1997 to 2001 are given in the table.
Redundancies in the manufacturing sector1: United Kingdom Not seasonally adjusted Thousand Summer (June to August) Number 1997 49 1998 57 1999 64 2000 50 2001 70 1The number of people who were made redundant from a job in the manufacturing sector in the same calendar month as, or the two calendar months prior to, the reference week.
ONS Labour Force Survey