asked the Secretary of State for Employment further to his reply, Official Report, 16 January, c. 701, if he will provide an annual breakdown of the total number of employees who received payments and the cost to the redundancy fund, and the respective annual totals of male and female employees involved.
An annual breakdown of the numbers of employees who received payments under the Redundancy Payments Act 1965 and the approximate cost to the redundancy fund in rebates to employers and direct payments to employees is given below.Separate figures for male and female employees are not available.
|Year||Number of employees||Cost to the fund £000|
|6th December 1965 to 31st December 1966||138,895||19,986|
|1st January 1978 to 31st October 1978||216,746||69,261|