HC Deb 20 April 1982 vol 22 c70W
Mr. Beith

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, following the withdrawal of the employees from the national joint council for the fire service, he is satisfied that proper arrangements exist for the consideration of pay and conditions questions under the terms of section 17(2)(a) of the Fire Services Act 1947; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Mayhew

Section 17(2)(a) of the Fire Services Act 1947—as amended by Section 5 of the Fire Services Act 1959—applies only to disciplinary matters, for which we are satisfied that suitable arrangements can be made if they are required.