§ Captain Kerby
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether, in view of the fact that his consultations, to date, upon the reorganisation proposals for local government have been limited to the associations of local authorities, he will ensure that in all future discussions the Local Authority Staff Association is consulted as a principal prior to reorganization, since the Staff Association is one of the interested organisations in these proposals and the only association which can safeguard the interests of its members.
§ Mr. H. Brooke
I do not think it would be appropriate for me to consult organisations representing the staffs employed by local authorities on the general policy to be adopted by the Government in relation to local government reorganisation. Questions affecting the interests of local government staff will no doubt arise, and these will call for separate handling at the proper time.