Examination of Witnesses (Questions 400
WEDNESDAY 2 MAY 2001
400. I appreciate the sensitivity of the issue,
but will the package include, for instance, pre-redundancy training
which will offer the opportunity for the company to retain an
upskilled workforce should market conditions improve?
(Sir Brian Moffat) No.
401. Why not?
(Sir Brian Moffat) Because we are not allowed to get
state aid of that nature. That would be deemed to be state aid.
This would be packages for people who have been declared redundant
or are under notice of redundancy and under the umbrella of that
could take place.
Mrs Williams: Would it be in order for us to
have more information in writing?
402. If you could send us some more information
about the training package that would be very useful.
(Sir Brian Moffat) I can tell you what we have but
it has not been developed yet.
Chairman: I am sorry we have taken longer than
you expected. Thank you for coming. I am sure I and my colleagues
are sad that the consultation period has not resulted in any job
saving but thank you again for coming.
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