asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he has received an application under Section 64 of the Employment Protection Act 1975 from former employees of Morgan Heating Services (South West) Limited; if he will call for a report on the circumstances of redundancies of the Bristol branch of that company; and if he will make a statement.
No. Since the firm is not insolvent within the meaning of Section 69 of the Employment Protection Act 1975 the former employees are not yet covered by the insolvency provisions of the Act.The circumstances leading up to the redundancies are complicated. I have asked my officials to prepare a report. I will write to my hon. Friend letting him know the outcome as soon as possible.