§ Mr. Michael Brown
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how much the National Health Service paid in redundancy payments in the last year for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
In the year ended 31 March 1981, total redundancy payments in the NHS in England were £512,568, of which £179,909 was rebated by Department of Employment. Information is not now collected centrally, and that is the last year for which information will be available.