HC Deb 05 November 1979 vol 973 c12W
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.