HC Deb 08 March 1996 vol 273 c386W
Mr. Burden

To ask the President of the Board of Trade in what circumstances employers are required to notify his Department of proposed redundancies. [19970]

Mr. John M. Taylor

An employer proposing to dismiss as redundant 20 or more employees at one establishment within a period of 90 days or less is required, under section 193 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 as amended by the Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 1995, to notify the Secretary of State of that proposal in writing.