§ Mr. Foster
asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) how many factory closures there have been since May 1979 in (a) the Northern region, (b) Durham county council and (c) Bishop Auckland constituency;
(2) how many workers have been made redundant since May 1979 in (a) the Northern region, (b) Durham county council and (c) Bishop Auckland constituency.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
There are no comprehensive statistics of redundancies. The available information on closures, and the total numbers of redundancies, involving 10 or more employees, reported to the Manpower Services Commission as due to occur in the specified areas between May 1979 and December 1981, inclusive, are as follows. They include provisional figures for November and December 1981.
Northern Region Durham County *Bishop Auckland Constituency Number of closures of establishments 214 43 10 Total number of redundancies 83, 205 19, 025 5, 199 *Darlington, Newton Aycliffe and Bishhop Auckland local office areas.