§ 52. Mr. McNamara
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many factory closures have been announced since 9 June.
§ Mr. Trippier
The only information available to the Department concerning factory closures in the period since 9 June relates to details of impending major closures reported in the press. These suggest that 20 factories could be affected involving 8,650 jobs, of which 1,700 are part-time.