HC Deb 16 April 1981 vol 3 cc275-6W
Mr. Peter Robinson

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland where and why Department of Environment roads division officials are refusing to attend evening meetings of district councils; and what steps are being taken to resolve the problem.

Mr. David Mitchell

The roads service will be represented at meetings of all 26 district councils.

At present a dispute between the Department and the Civil Service Professional Officers' Association has resulted in some officials not attending meetings at the present time in some district council areas but proposals to end the dispute are presently under discussion with the association.