HC Deb 05 November 1980 vol 991 cc557-8W
77. Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how much money has been paid out in redundancy payments during the past 12 months.

Mr. Jim Lester

During the period 1 October 1979 up to 30 September 1980 the total amount paid to redundant employees under the redundancy payments provisions of the Employment Protection (Consolidation) Act 1978 was £372.97 million. No figures are available for payments above the statutory requirements.