§ Mr. Gordon Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what consideration is being given to provision of suitable retirement or redundancy terms to encourage voluntary retirement or resignations of staff in colleges of education in the light of table 13 of his circular of 17th January 1977.
§ Mr. McElhone
Paragraph 48 of my right hon. Friend's consultative paper of 17th January indicated that staff made redundant would be eligible to apply for compensation under the Crombie code and that after decisions on the future of the whole college system have been made there will be detailed consultations about the rundown of staffs with college and staff representatives.