HC Deb 18 July 1973 vol 860 c146W
Mr. Hooson

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what proposals he now has for legislation on the subject of unfair dismissals, collective dismissals and redundancies.

Mr. Chichester-Clark

I am keeping the operation of the unfair dismissals provision of the Industrial Relations Act under review. I also have the statutory redundancies payments scheme under review. An opportunity of reviewing the situation as regards collective dismissals will be provided by a draft directive prepared by the Commission of the European Economic Communities, at present under consideration by the Economic and Social Committee which advises the Council of Ministers.