HL Deb 11 February 1982 vol 427 c355WA
Lord Houghton of Sowerby

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When they intend to end the contracts of registrars who continue to ban marriages on Saturdays.

Lord Elton

Registration officers are not employed under any contract of service. They are statutory officers. The present dispute, which arises from a claim for regrading, is with the local authorities by whom their salaries are paid. Neither the Government nor the Registrar General is a party to the negotiations.