§ 51. Mr. Hugh Fraser
asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether, in accord with Territorial Army regulations and individual contract, he will reconsider his ruling by which expected terminal gratuities to civilian employees are to be treated as severance payments with serious financial loss to individual employees.
§ Mr. Boyden
Gratuities will always be paid in full. They are often much larger than the sums due under the Redundancy Payments Act.
§ Mr. Fraser
Surely the hon. Gentleman fully knows that the servants of the Territorial Army expected to receive both, as they would expect from any good employer. He knows that he is behaving shamefully.