HC Deb 19 December 1963 vol 686 cc252-3W
69. Mr. Wainwright

asked the Minister of Power, in view of the fact that the purchasers of John Baker and Bessemer Ltd. have notified their employees that no person's services will be terminated before the end of the year, and that this has the effect of denying these employees compensation under the Iron and Steel (Compensation to Officers and Servants) (No. 2) Regulations 1953, which do not apply to loss of employment after 31st December 1963, if he will make further regulations extending the period in respect of which compensation may be paid so as to enable these people, now facing unemployment, to benefit in the way Parliament originally intended.

Mr. Erroll

I am considering this matter. If it should prove appropriate to extend the regulations this can be done with retrospective effect, under Section 24(2) of the Iron and Steel Act, 1953.