§ Mr. Wheeler
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received about the effect on the preparation of the arrangements for the transfer of services and contracts following the abolition of the Greater London council of the instructions which have been given to the Greater London council staff not to assist in the process of abolition; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir George Young
I am aware of the concern among successor bodies that the reported instructions to GLC staff will hamper their ability to effect a smooth handover. I hope that the council will review its present stance and recognise its responsibilities to its staff and its ratepayers.