HC Deb 04 November 1987 vol 121 cc747-8W
Mr. Gordon

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many factory closures have been reported to him in (a) Fife and (b) Scotland since June 1979.

Mr. Lang

[holding answer 26 October 1987]: Information is not available in the precise form requested. It is provisionally estimated that between July 1979 and September 1987, 810 closures in Scotland involving 10 or more redundancies in manufacturing industry were confirmed to Manpower Services Commission. Comprehensive figures for Fife on the same basis cannot be provided since records are not completely allocated to some regions for some of the earlier years of the period.