§ Mr. Ralph Howell
asked the Prime Minister what restrictions apply in the case of a miner or docker, who accepts redundancy or other early retirement payment, seeking similar employment in the same field of occupation within the United Kingdom.
§ The Prime Minister
There are no restrictions on miners who have been made redundant or accepted voluntary early retirement seeking further similar employment. However, weekly benefits under the Government's redundant mineworkers payments scheme and under the National Coal Board's voluntary early retirement scheme are reduced or not paid if the miner returns to coal industry employment or otherwise works for more than 16 hours per week.
Registered dock workers who have accepted a lump sum severance payment under the industry's voluntary severance schemes are debarred by the National Dock Labour Board from re-admission to the register in any port covered by the dock workers regulation of employment scheme.