§ Mr. Paul Marsden
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many manufacturing jobs were lost in Shrewsbury and Atcham in(a) each year since 1997 and (b) each month in the last 12 months. 
§ Jacqui Smith
The data for manufacturing jobs in Shrewsbury and Atcham for each year since 1997 are not available.
However the figures for manufacturing job losses over the past year month by month are as follows:
Month Total manufacturing jobs lost Companies where losses occurred October 2002 129 RAPRA Leoni Wiring Eden Vale February 2003 120 Perkins Engines April 2003 132 Comau Estil Leoni Wiring Churchill and Bramhall August 2003 37 Stadco Leaf Metals September 2003 33 Scott and Newman December 2003 79 Perkins Engines January 2004 50 Doncasters
Job Centre Plus Telford
Where a month is not shown no manufacturing job losses were recorded.