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Times Newspapers Ltd (Redundancies)

Volume 29: debated on Thursday 28 October 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if, in view of the failure by Times Newspapers Ltd. to give both the National Union of Journalists and himself proper notification, as required by the Employment Protection Act 1975, of two redundancy exercises involving journalists onThe TimesandThe Sunday Timesearlier in the current year, he is planning to take steps to reduce the rebate from the redundancy payments fund to Times Newspapers by the fullest permissible amount for these redundancies under section 104 of the 1975 Act, or if he has considered the alternative of seeking a prosecution under section 105 of the Act.

It is not the Department's practice to disclose details of action taken against individual employers who do not comply with the statutory notification provisions.