HC Deb 15 July 1974 vol 877 cc35-6W
Mr. Bottomley

asked the Minister for the Civil Service when he expects to make a statement about the Hardman Report.

Mr. Robert Sheldon

As I told the hon. Member for Roxburgh, Selkirk and Peebles (Mr. Steel) on 12th July and my hon. Friend the Member for Fife, Central (Mr. Hamilton) and others on 24th June, I am conscious of the need to make an announcement as soon as possible. In order to achieve a distribution of Civil Service jobs in the areas of greatest need we have had to review the Hardman proposals. This is naturally taking some time, not least because of the large number of competing claims we have to consider.

canteens in each of the years 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970 and 1974.

Mr. Robert Sheldon

The rates of pay for cooks employed in directly-managed staff canteens operated by the Civil Service Catering Organisation (CISCO) and its predecessors, in 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970 and 1974 are as follows: