HC Deb 16 November 1976 vol 919 cc1092-3
7. Mr. Wyn Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what changes are proposed in the regional organisation of the Manpower Services Commission.

Mr. Golding

This subject is currently being studied.

Mr. Roberts

Are the Commission's plans to decentralise to Scotland and Wales to be implemented before or after the passage of the devolution Bill? Surely there is no reason why the transfer of responsibilities to the Secretaries of State for Scotland and Wales should not take place now.

Mr. Golding

This matter is under consideration by the Government, and I am not yet ready to give an answer to that question.