§ 57. Sir J. Mellor
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why, by Regulations 11 and 15 of the Fire Services (Discipline) Regulations, S.I., 1948, No. 545, he has deprived members of fire brigades, while detained in legal custody, of the right of attending disciplinary proceedings against them, and has authorised the conclusion of the hearing of such proceedings in their absence; and whether he will rescind these regulations.
§ The Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Younger)
These regulations were made with the agreement of the National Joint Council for Local Authorities' Fire Brigades in England and Wales, on the understanding that the Council would be free, after further consideration of the details, to recommend amendments. My right hon. Friend will see that the point raised by the hon. Baronet is further considered in connection with any revision of the regulations.
§ Sir J. Mellor
In order that these regulations may be further considered, I beg to give notice that tomorrow night I shall move a Prayer to annul the regulations.