§ Miss Fookes
asked the Minister for the Civil Service if the dispute between members of the Institution of Professional Civil Servants and the Civil Service has now been referred to the Civil Service arbitration tribunal; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Channon
Following a meeting between my right hon. and noble Friend the Lord President and myself with representatives of the IPCS last Friday, discussions on the way forward have continued throughout this week at official level. These have not yet been completed, but I hope for an early resolution of the difficulties.