HC Deb 28 May 1968 vol 765 c188W
41. Mr. Edwin Wainwright

asked the Minister of Power what consideration he gave when drafting the Coal Industry, the Redundant Mineworkers (Payments Scheme) Order, 1968, to those redundant National Coal Board employees, whose wages are depleted due to being away on local government business; and if he will make an amending order to ensure that the payments they receive from the local authority, in lieu of the loss of wages, shall be so calculated as to be included in their pre-redundancy earnings.

Mr. Gunter

I considered this very carefully, but felt that I would not be justified in extending the definition in this way.