§ Mr. Gordon Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will issue a circular of advice to local authorities urging them to consult with trades unions prior to the making of policy decisions leading to cuts in manpower.
§ Mr. William Ross
My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Employment, announced today that he has made a Commencement Order for the provisions in the Employment Protection Act 1975 dealing with redundancies to come into operation on 8th March. As my right hon. Friend indicated, a leaflet giving guidance on the provisions will be available shotly.