§ Mr. Skinner
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will seek to repeal section 12 of the Employment Act 1980; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Gummer
No. We have no intention of repealing this section, which in the Government's view strikes a fair balance between the rights of employees and the burdens on employers. The previous rules governing the right to reinstatement in the Employment Protection (Consolidation) Act 1978 gave employers too little flexibility.