HC Deb 11 February 1969 vol 777 c298W
Mr. Marples

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works if he will make a statement on the progress of the review his Department is undertaking of its directly employed maintenance workforce; and whether he plans to publish its findings for the benefit of local authorities.

Mr. Mellish

The main investigations involved in this review are now nearing completion and will be discussed at a series of joint regional meetings with the trade unions over the next few weeks. I hope to have discussions centrally with the trade unions myself early next month. I will consider with my right hon. Friends in due course whether any of the material could be of value to local authorities or others employing direct labour forces.