§ Mr. Burden
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will offer financial assistance to the members of the former Qa Business Services similar to that given to civil servants transferred to TICC Ltd. on the privatisation of the Skills Training Agency;
(2) what representations she has received regarding compensation by her Department for deferred pensioners of the former Qa Business Services; and if she will make a statement.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
A number of representations have been received citing financial assistance given to ex-employees of TICC Ltd. However, different circumstances led to the collapse of these companies and the ex gratia payments made in respect of TICC Ltd. does not set a precedent for similar payments to former employees of Qa Business Services.