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Employment Protection Act

Volume 978: debated on Monday 11 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many representations he has now received asking him to abolish the Employment Protection Act; and how many of those are from small businesses.

Since we took office I and my ministerial colleagues have received 15 representations asking us to abolish the Employment Protection Act. It is not possible to tell precisely how many of these came from "small businesses" but 10 appear to have come from

1July 19701 October 1974
Staff numbersSalary costStaff numbersSalary cost
££
Department of Employment830,000949,000
Manpower Services Commission521,000
Health and Safety Commission/Executive
Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service
1April 19791 January 1980
Staff numbersSalary costStaff numbersSalary cost
££
Department of Employment995,000894,000
Manpower Services Commission766,000662,000
Health and Safety Commission/Executive877,000884,000
Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Station Service335,000447,000