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Harbour Authorities (Staffs)

Volume 237: debated on Friday 4 April 1930

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asked the Minister of Transport, whether he will consider the advisability of introducing legislation for recruiting a regular service of business administration for boards of docks, harbours, and similar public bodies with a cadre and pension scheme, allowing scope for rapid promotion and satisfactory prizes?

I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which I gave to a question which he asked last Tuesday which raised a somewhat similar point. Harbour Authorities, like other business organisations are at present responsible for appointing their own staff and determining their organisation and conditions of service, and I do not at present contemplate the introduction of legislation with regard to this matter.