§ Mr. Dempsey
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what was the total number of redundancies in paper mills in Scotland in the last three years; what is the number imminent; and what is the number of redundancies he estimates in the next few years.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith
Some 1,800 redundancies in paper mills have been recorded as having occurred in Scotland during the three years ending 18th March, 1971, and 240 have been notified as imminent. No estimate can be given of the numbers which are likely to occur over the next few years.