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Chatham Dockyard

Volume 15: debated on Wednesday 16 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will take steps to ensure that all employees at Chatham dockyard declared redundant will receive not less than one and a half weeks' pay for each year's service between 41 and retirement, plus one week's pay for each year's service between 22 and 41, plus a half week's pay for each year's service between 18 and 22, and that employees at the yard with a long-service record will receive 30 weeks' redundancy pay.

The redundancy payments quoted are those provided for under the redundancy payments scheme of the Employment Protection (Consolidation) Act 1978. Whilst the provisions of this legislation do not apply to the Crown, all Civil Servants who are declared redundant will receive total benefits no less favourable than those required under the Act.