§ Mr. McCrindle
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he intends to extend the work of direct labour organisations.
§ Mr. Freeson
I intend to introduce legislation which will provide a comprehensive modern statutory framework for direct labour organisations. It will enable their efficiency to be better judged, and will make it possible for the efficient to expand their activities. But whether or not expansion takes place within the new framework will remain the decision of individual authorities.