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Redundancy Payments

Volume 975: debated on Wednesday 5 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the total sum from public funds that has been paid in redundancy payments under the Redundancy Payments Act for each year since its inception; and whether he has any proposals to reduce this sum.

The sums paid from the redundancy fund in rebates to employers and direct payments to employees in each year are as follows:

YearCost to fund £000
6 December 1965–31 December
196619,986
196737,721
196846,377
196938,579
197038,956
197157,106
197250,775
197334,520
197438,555
197594,131
1976101,269
197787,904
197882,887
I have no proposals in mind to reduce the level of payments from the fund.