HC Deb 02 February 1982 vol 17 c102W
39. Mr. Charles R. Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will review the operation of employees, pension and long-service schemes operated by individual companies in the light of the recent practice of some companies suspending payment during industrial disputes in which the company is involved.

Mr. Waddington

The right of an employer to suspend payment during an industrial dispute will depend on individual contracts of employment or relevant collective agreements. I understand that in some 90 per cent. of occupational pension schemes, the pensions are based on final salary arrangements, and are unlikely to be affected by non-payment of contributions during an industrial dispute.