Written Answers. - Notified Redundancies.

Proinsias De Rossa


28 Proinsias De Rossa asked the Minister for Labour the number of redundancies notified to his Department this year, up to the latest date for which figures are available; the way in which this compares with the same period in 1989; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

The total number of redundancies notified to my Department for the first 11 months of 1990 is 12,379. This compares with a total of 12,618 for the same period in 1989. It can be seen, therefore, that the encouraging trend in 1989, which gave the lowest annual total for a decade, has continued in 1990.