HC Deb 08 June 1967 vol 747 c1261
5. Mr. Roy Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if a decision has now been reached on the appointment of a staff commission to ensure a smooth implementation of any staff transfers necessary as a result of local government reorganisation.

Mr. Cledwyn Hughes

I must ask my hon. Friend to await the publication of the White Paper on reorganisation, which will include a reference to this subject.

Mr. Roy Hughes

I thank my right hon. Friend for that reply, but will he appreciate the anxiety likely to be caused among staff in local government, especially if the reorganisation proposals are a long-drawn-out affair?

Mr. Cledwyn Hughes

We appreciate the anxieties, and all representations made to us are being borne in mind. As my hon. Friend knows, he will not have to wait long for the White Paper.