HC Deb 23 April 1985 vol 77 cc381-2W
Mr. Gourlay

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland on what date the Whitley Council received the appeal of Mr. Ronald Mackenzie against the decision of the Fife health board to terminate his contract of employment; when the Whitley Council appeals procedure will commence; and what is the reason for the delay in dealing with the appeal.

Mr. Younger

The management side secretary of the Scottish appeals committee of the general Whitley council has informed me that notice of the appeal was received on 18 February 1985 and that the submission of the statements of case by the respective sides to the appeal was completed on 25 March 1985. I understand that the statements of case raise the question of whether the appeal is within the competence of the Scottish appeals committee and this question is now the subject of correspondence between the management side secretary and the staff side secretary of the Whitley council concerned. If the question of appealability cannot be resolved between the two secretaries then, following the agreed Whitley procedures, it would be referred to the full council.

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