HC Deb 22 February 1965 vol 707 cc27-8W
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 contract and the way in which these payments are made up must remain matters for confidential negotiation.

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