§ Mr. Bryan
Inquiries we have made suggest that many employers offer alternative jobs, if possible, as a means of220W avoiding dismissal or lay-off. An employee who refuses a written offer made in due time may still be entitled to a redundancy payment if the new job is unsuitable or his refusal is reasonable. If he accepts, the employment counts as continuous.
§ Mr. Moyle
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he has reviewed the Redundancy Payments Act, 1965 with a view to reducing payments made thereunder; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. R. Carr
At present I have nothing to add to my reply on 16th July to the Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Worcestershire, South (Sir G. Nabarro).—[Vol. 803, c. 1703.]