Letter: Close to home

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Sir: If deputy Labour leader John Prescott (MP for Hull East) is committed to full employment (30 August), he could start close to home. The Local Government Commission has recommended the abolition of Humberside County Council. Estimates put potential job losses from 500 to 5,000. Multiply this by the number of county councils recommended by the commission for abolition and it becomes a figure of coal-mining proportions.

Will Mr Prescott publicly state what he intends to do about this situation, or is it just a little too close to home?

Yours faithfully,


Humberside County Council

Beverley, North Humberside

31 August