§ 97. Mr. McLaren
asked the Minister of Aviation what element of the cancellation fee he will be making to the Hawker Siddeley group will be a contribution towards their redundancy payments.
§ Mr. Roy Jenkins
I am urgently considering to what extent severance payments to redundant workers can properly be claimed as a charge against the contracts recently cancelled by my Department. However, both the total payments which my Department makes to a contractor in respect of a cancelled contract28W and the way in which these payments are made up must remain matters for confidential negotiation.