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Fishermen (Redundancies)

Volume 35: debated on Monday 17 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of Slate for Employment what assistance has been claimed from the European social fund for retraining redundant fishermen since 1975.

I regret that the information is not available in the form requested. However, since 1975 allocations from the European social fund for schemes of training and retraining specifically for the fishing industry have amounted to £1,335,905.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment, following his answer to the hon. Member for Grimsby on 22 May 1980, Official Report, c. 273, what redundancy payments have been made to fishermen under the Employment Protection (Consolidation Act) 1978; and what proposals he has for supplementing this in the event of future redundancies.

The information requested on statutory redundancy payments to fishermen is not available. Redundancy payments beyond the statutory amounts are a matter for individual industries and managements.