§ Mr. Moonman
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give consideration to the publication of a report on the present dispute with the custody guards, in the light of the bomb incident at the Palace of Westminster.
§ Mr. Freeson
I have no developments to report regarding the pay structure for custody guards since my reply on this subject of 24th May 1974.—[Vol. 874, c.362–3.]—My Department's custody 238W in England and Wales and (b) total annual debt charges to local authorities in England and Wales for each year since 1953–54.
§ Mr. Oakes
The figures for total annual capital expenditure, repayments to lenders or transfers to sinking funds out of capital, and debt charges for local authorities in England and Wales are as follows:
guards are not responsible for security at the Palace of Westminster. Negotiations for the 1974 pay review covering the whole of the Civil Service, including the custody guards, have reached an advanced stage and unions concerned are now considering an offer which has been made to them. Meanwhile an agreement has been reached on a threshold payment of £1.20 per week.