§ Mr. Alton
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in the light of redundancy plans currently being prepared by local fire services, if he will issue a circular advising fire authorities that they should consider any reduction in their work force only by voluntary redundancy and natural wastage rather than by compulsory redundancy.
§ Mr. Whitelaw
No. I would expect any necessary advice to be issued by the local authorities conditions of service advisory board.