HC Deb 30 June 1982 vol 26 c312W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he will improve payments under the shipbuilding redundancy payments scheme.

Mr. Norman Lamont

I shall shortly bring forward to the House an order proposing certain improvements to the scheme which are supported by BS and its unions. The proposals help particularly those under 40, whose benefits are limited to £300 under the present scheme, but there are also improvements for those over 40. I shall also be asking the House to prolong the scheme until June 1985. The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland will be proposing parallel changes to the scheme for Harland and Wolff.