§ Captain PLUGGE
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what proportion of industrial civil servants in His Majesty's dockyard and elsewhere are represented by the National Whitley Council; and whether he proposes to take into account the recommendations of any of the other organisations representing unestablished civil servants with regard to the question of a contributory pensions scheme, in addition to those of the National Whitley Council?1973W
§ Mr. W. S. MORRISON
The Civil Service National Whitley Council is the central Whitley body for the administrative and legal departments of the Civil Service and industrial civil servants in the dockyards and like establishments are not within its scope. Other Whitley machinery exists for considering questions affecting these employés. As regards the second part of the question, the matter, as I informed my hon. and gallant Friend on the 12th December, is on the agenda of the appropriate Whitley body, namely the Joint Co-ordinating Committee for Government Industrial Establishments.