§ Mr. Ralph Howell
asked the Secretary of State for Employment, further to his reply to the hon. Member for Norfolk, North on 2nd August 1976, Official Report, column 547, if he will name the staff associations involved; and if he will now take action to persuade them to permit selective Saturday morning opening of jobcentres.
§ Mr. Golding
I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission, that the National Staff Side and its constituent associations are opposed to weekend working. However, the agency is reviewing the possibility of introducing more flexible hours of opening, including Saturday mornings, for selected Jobcentres.