Management wants staff to work a rolling shift system, on a flexible roster drawn up by management. Tate said yesterday that the lock- out was made necessary 'to protect the company assets and the reliability of deliveries to customers'.The plant is part of Tate's AE Staley subsidiary. On the 40th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation, her horse Enharmonic won the Diomed Stakes. The present player will play sound from a 3in disc (almost unobtainable in the UK) but not from Data Discman discs that incorporate sound. 'An example would be someone who usually saw 10 clients an hour and could only see six because of the problem he was sorting out,' said the Consumers' Association spokeswoman.The various ombudsmen who deal with consumer problems take different views on compensation, depending on their terms of reference.Chris Hamer, manager of the Insurance Ombudsman Bureau, said that while there is scope for discretion, the Insurance Ombudsman had yet to order compensation for someone who had lost working time.Chris Eadie, Deputy Banking Ombudsman, said: 'The law does not generally provide for compensation for inconvenience, but our terms of reference allow for it.'Where the office decided to order compensation for inconvenience, the amount was usually set at between pounds 5 and pounds 10 an hour.He added: 'We do get cases where people argue that because their bank charges pounds 25 for a letter, they should be able to claim that back for each letter they have written to the bank. See Competition.DEAD AGAIN (CIC 15 103mins)A Hitchcock pastiche a thousand times funnier than High Anxiety, though it's impossible to judge how much of the humour is intentional. The retired have a vested interest in seeing their savings protected.So in thumping out the zero-inflation message, Mr Major is also responding to a political mood, even though he may be a little ahead of the electorate.Many people who bought their houses in the late Eighties want a little inflation.
In this case there is no humour or parody, just straight reproduction.'Other attempts at imitation had, Mr Cole admitted, brought the occasional smile. But sure, because of the past, we still haven't got the best .'Lionel's not the only one. CAN IT be that Lonrho and Roland 'Tiny' Rowland have started to heed the concerns of the City over the past few months? The answer is, on the evidence of yesterday's figures, up to a point. The latest titles include Elena Shvarts's Paradise (pounds 8.95) in a dutiful but dull translation by Michael Molnar, the enjoyably quirky John Hartley Williams's Double (pounds 6.95), and W M Herbert's Forked Tongue (pounds 7.95).
Repeatedly he uses mechanistic terms for the functioning of language in the brain, such as 'engine', 'wiring', 'machinery', 'circuitry', 'organ of computation', and he calls grammar 'a form of mental software'. TO SAY there were no problems during the 1994 Winter Games would be an exaggeration. It expects profits this year to reach pounds 340m with pounds 400m next year. On 30 November we will see the first combined Budget - the Government's view of how it will spend the money and how it will collect it. The tax year remains an April to April affair, so there should be plenty of notice of tax changes, unless the Government rewrites the rules completely.The Government is faced with sets of diametrically opposed objectives.It wants to scrape funds into its own coffers, but a headlong policy to extract taxpayers' money would fly in the face of more subtle policy goals.On the pensions front fears that the Government could disallow higher-rate tax relief, as it did long ago for mortgage tax relief, or that it might stop people swapping some of their pension for a tax-free lump sum, are not taken too seriously by the pensions trade body.The National Association of Pension Funds hears the loud protests from the DSS quarter that the Government can no longer afford to pay pensions, and people must be persuaded of not just the wisdom but the necessity of saving for their own pensions during their working lives.So the NAPF is concentrating on trying to get the earnings cap made more generous. Donations, which can be sent to Bosnian Refugees, PO Box 4000, London W3 6XJ, will not stop this tragedy, but will at least demonstrate the concern of the British public.KEN RITCHIERefugee Council, London, SW6During the 1938 Czech crisis, the Daily Mail urged the government to abandon Czechoslovakia on the grounds it was of 'no concern to Englishmen'.