Women (Dismissals/Redundancies)

Treasury written question – answered on 22nd February 2005.

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Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Labour, Leicester East

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many women were (a) dismissed and (b) made redundant in each year between 1997 and 2004.

Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.

Letter from Len Cook to Mr. Keith Vaz, dated 22 February 2005

As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question about redundancies and dismissals of women in the UK between 1997 and 2004. (215474)

The attached table gives estimates of those women dismissed or made redundant in the 12-month periods ending in November each year for the years 1997 to 2004. Estimates are from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) in which respondents are asked about whether they have been dismissed or made redundant in the three months prior to their survey interview.

As with any statistical sample survey, estimates from the LFS are subject to sampling variability.

Women who were dismissed or made redundant(16) -- Number
12 months

ending November

Dismissed Made Redundant
1997 50,000 216,000
1998 48,000 227,000
1999 52,000 250,000
2000 46,000 254,000
2001 36,000 246,000
2002 36,000 259,000
2003 35,000 222,000
2004 38,000 208,000

(16)Based on responses to the LFS about dismissals and redundancies experienced in the three months prior to being interviewed.


ONS Labour Force Survey

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