Mr. R. C. Mitchell
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his Department's policy as to the payment of unemployment benefit to persons who have received private redundancy payments from their former employers.
§ Mrs. Chalker
Entitlement to unemployment benefit is not affected where the independent adjudicating authorities, who decide all claims for benefit, are satisfied that the true nature of a payment made by an employer is solely to provide compensation for redundancy. Each case is decided in the light of the individual circumstances and in accordance with the Social Security Act 1975, regulations and case law derived from commissioners' decisions.
PART 1—GRANTS MADE BY THE DEPARTMENT UNDER THE HEALTH AND PERSONAL SOCIAL SERVICES VOTE (CLASS XI, 1) GROUPED BY 1980–81 SUBHEAD 1979–80 £ 1980–81 £ Subhead H.1 Barnardo Developments Ltd. 12,540 * Birmingham Diocesan Rescue Protection and Child Welfare Society 197,801 119,800 Catholic Child Welfare Council 10,085 — Catholic Childrens Welfare Society 28,957 4,300 Catholic Social Services 9,705 — Church Army 6,000 5,500 Congregation of the Poor Sisters of Nazareth — 27,000 Convent of Our Lady of Charity 31,746 58,300 Fellowship of St. Nicholas 1,500 — Hexham and Newcastle Diocesan Rescue Protection and Child Welfare Society 63,524 16,500 Leeds Diocesan Rescue Protection and Child Welfare Society 19,417 5,000 Middlesbrough Diocesan Rescue Protection and Child Welfare Society 105,487 * National Childrens Home 284,078 65,900 Ockenden Venture 5,539 1,700 Royal Caledonian Schools 713 1,500 St. Anthony's Convent 6,508 10,992 St' Michael's House 650 — Sacred Heart Convent, Sheffield 5,000 — Turners Court 70,240 42,500 859,490