§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has instructed the Governors of Dunfermline College of Physical Education not to enter into any contractual undertaking on the basis of the joint recommendation made by the National Joint Committee for Salaries and Conditions of Service of Lecturers in Colleges of Education; and whether such instruction conforms with Government's employment protection policy.
§ Mr. McElhone
My right hon. Friend has asked boards of governors to consult his Department before entering into any commitment following the agreement on redundancy—which is not binding on these boards—negotiated by the National Joint Committee for the Conditions of Service of Academic Staff of Colleges of Education in Scotland. This request is not inconsistent with the Government's employment protection policy.