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Heavy Goods Vehicle Test Stations

Volume 33: debated on Friday 3 December 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport which categories of staff at heavy goods vehicle test stations currently have rights to redundancy payment in the event of their being transferred to non-governmental employment; and whether it is his intention to introduce legislation in the current Session to reduce or remove any of these rights.

The terms and conditions available to vehicle testing staff transferring with their work outside Government are still under discussion. I will consider the possibility of special compensation if, in the event, the terms for those transferring are significantly less favourable than those at present available. The question of redundancy procedures and payments should thus not arise for those who transfer.