§ 2. Mr. Oliver
asked the Minister of Labour whether he will give the number of redundancy compensation schemes now in operation by firms and industries in this country.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
No comprehensive figures are available, but a certain amount of information has been collected by my Department; these details could not be made public without the authority of the firms concerned.
I have already published details of some specimens of redundancy schemes in the booklet "Positive Employment Policies", and I am sending the hon. Members copies. Information on this subject was also given in the publication "Redundancy" of the Acton Society Trust.
I am considering how best to bring to the notice of industry the additional information on this subject collected by my Department since these two booklets were published.
In the information which the right hon. Gentleman gives us about the schemes will he include information of the schemes under which directors retire on £60,000 or something of that sort—the method by which it is done?