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Local Government Officials

Volume 884: debated on Wednesday 22 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he will announce the levels of compensation to be paid to those local government officials not seeking employment in the new local government organisation.

Conditions on which local government chief officials may opt to retire early are governed by regulations which came into force on 7th November 1974. So far as those made redundant or suffering a reduction in pay because of the reorganisation are concerned, draft regulations to provide compensation will be circulated shortly for comment.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will now arrange an early meeting with the Scottish Local Government Staff Commission to review arrangements being made for the new local government authorities taking office.

The commission has kept me in touch with its work, and I am satisfied with the way it is tackling a difficult but necessary task. I see no need for a meeting.