31A. No scheme for the introduction of compulsory or voluntary severance on structural grounds shall be introduced in any police force without prior consultation with the staff associations representing the interests of those officers affected.".'. — [Sir Anthony Durant.]
§ Brought up, and read the First time.
Mr. Deputy Speaker
With this it will be convenient to discuss also the following: New clause 7—Schemes for compulsory or voluntary severance on structural grounds: England and Wales—'After section 58 of the 1964 Act there shall be inserted—