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Sunderland shipyards face closure

Sunderland shipyards face closure
News report; Interview; Vox pop; Speech
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7 Dec 1988
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James Mathews reports from Sunderland on the government’s decision announced by Industry Minister Tony Newton in the Commons today to close shipyards on Wearside bringing an end to the industry in the area and putting thousands out of work. Includes vox pop with local people and employees; Commons speech by local MP Bob Clay angry as a large order for ships had been made from Cuba; interview with Bob Tilmer from the Tyne and Wear chamber of commerce on effect on the area. Originally on Metro Radio.
Metro Radio; James Matthews; Bob Clay; Bob Tilmer
Unemployment; Employment; Privatization; Shipbuilding industry; Sunderland; Shipbuilding; Wearside; Shipyards; Tony Newton

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