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Volume 979: debated on Tuesday 19 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he is satisfied with the statutory position of apprentices who have been made redundant.

An apprentice dismissed on redundancy, who satisfies the qualifying conditions as to age and length of service, may qualify for a redundancy payment under the provisions of the Employment Protection (Consolidation) Act 1978 in the same way as any other employee, and I think this is satisfactory.