§ 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.