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Redundancy Payments

Volume 982: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) what has been the total cost of redundancy payments in each of the last five years; what it is in the current year; and what are the estimates for 1980–81 and 1981–82;(2) what was the average amount paid to individuals in respect of redundancy payments in each of the last five years; and what it will be in the current year;(3) whether the statistics kept concerning redundancy payments show what proportion of such payments is made to people who, having left their jobs, go immediately into retirement.