§ Mr. Ralph Howell
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will give details of the total number of payments from the redundancy fund in the first six months of 1981; and if he will split this figure between entirely private industries, industries partly in the public sector and industries and services wholly in the public sector.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
The number of payments made from the redundancy fund in the first six months of 1981 in respect of redundancies was 408, 537. This figure cannot be broken down into the three categories requested. 42, 419 insolvency payments were made from the fund in the same period.