§ Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many firms, with how many workers, there are where redundancies are due to occur (a) in the North-West, (b) Merseyside, (c) Kirkby and (d) Ormskirk.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
There are no comprehensive statistics of redundancies and I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that statistics on the total numbers of workers at firms reporting redundancies are not maintained. However, the numbers of firms reporting redundancies involving 10 or more employees at present known as due to occur in the requested areas are as follows:
Number (a) North-West Region 79 (b) Merseyside Special Development Area 13 (c) Kirkby Employment Office Area 4 (d) Ormskirk Employment Office Area —