§ Mr. Morgan
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has received from local authorities or their associations in relation to the execution of their duties to staff affected by staff transfer orders and other procedures occasioned by the reform of local government, particularly with respect to compliance with the duties of employees under the acquired rights directive and the collective redundancies directive of the European Union; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Redwood
I have received several such representations, which I will take into account in guidance to the Staff Commission for Wales. My hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State set out the Government's view on how the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations—which implement the acquired rights directive—apply to local government reorganisation in Standing Committee A on 17 May.