§ Dr. Cunningham
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what discussions he has had and what representations he has received from civil service trade unions about the manpower implications of the Local Government (Interim Provisions) Act; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Patrick Jenkin
The departmental trade union side has been fully informed at all stages of the staffing arrangements required to administer the provisions of the Local Government (Interim Provisions) Act. No specific representations on this issue have been made.