§ Mr. Craigen
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many employees have become redundant in the United Kingdom; and what has been the cost to the redundancy payments fund since the coming into operation of the Redundancy Payments Act 1965.
§ Mr. Golding
Employees who received payments under the Redundancy Payments Act 1965 since its inception on 6th December 1965 to 31st October 1978 totalled 3,343,924. In the same period the cost to the redundancy fund in rebates to employers and direct payments to employees was approximately £715.1 million.
The figures relate to employees in Great Britain.