§ Mr. Ron Davies
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will list those wholly-owned subsidiaries of the National Coal Board whose employees would not be eligible for payments from the redundant mineworkers' payments scheme.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
A person made redundant by a subsidiary of the National Coal Board will be eligible for payments under the redundant mineworkers' payments scheme only if he falls within the scope of the statutory instrument governing the scheme—S.I. 1983/506.
Benefits may be paid to persons in industrial grades in the coal industry:
- (a) employed at collieries or coking plants and made redundant because of the closure of, or reduction in employment at, such collieries or plants.
- (b) employed at a "prescribed place" ancillary to a colliery or coking plant, and made redundant because of a reduction in work at such prescribed place, arising because of the closure of, or reduction in employment at, collieries or cokeworks.
Prescribed places" are listed in S.I. 1983/506, a copy of which is available in the Library of the House.