§ 41. Dame Irene Ward
asked the Minister of Public Building and Works when he will report on the findings of the Civil Service Pay Research Unit on fire surveyors and fire officers, in view of the length of time the claim has been under consideration.
§ Mr. Boyden
Confidential negotiations with the recognised Staff Association in regard to the pay of fire surveyors and fire officers are currently in progress. It is expected that they will shortly be brought to a close. It would be contrary to agreed practice for details of confidenital negotiations to be disclosed before finality is reached.