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Employment Protection Money

Volume 891: debated on Monday 28 April 1975

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Queen's Recommendation having been signified—

Resolved,

That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to establish machinery for promoting the improvement of industrial relations and to amend the law relating to workers' rights and otherwise to amend the law relating to workers, employers, trade unions and employers' associations, it is expedient to authorize—
  • (1) the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament of
  • (a) all expenses incurred by the Secretary of State or any other Minister of the Crown or any government department in consequence of the provisions of the new Act; and
  • (b) any increase attributable to the pro-visions of the new Act in the sums payable out of moneys so provided under any other enactment;
  • (2) any increase in the sums to he paid into or out of the National Loans Fund in consequence of any provision of the new Act increasing to £40 million the limit imposed by section 35 of the Redundancy Payments Act 1965 on the aggregate amount outstanding of advances from that fund to the Redundancy Fund;
  • (3) the payment into the Consolidated Fund out of the Redundancy Fund of sums equal to the amount of—
  • (a) any expenses incurred by the Secretary of State in exercising his functions under the provisions of the new Act in relation to payments to employees or occupational pension schemes on the insolvency of an employer;
  • (b) any increase attributable to the pro-visions of the new Act in the sums falling to be paid under section 55(5) of the Redundancy Act 1965;
  • (4) the payment into the Consolidated Fund of any sums received by a Minister of the Crown by virtue of the new Act.—[Mr. Harper.]