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Nationalised Industries (Staffs)

Volume 885: debated on Monday 27 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales to what extent he is consulted prior to decisions concerning the dispersal of nationalised industries staffs into Wales; and whether such decisions are sometimes made without his knowledge.

Because of my general oversight responsibilities I would normally expect to be consulted about any significant dispersal of nationalised industries staffs into Wales. But there is no obligation on nationalised boards to do so, and I was certainly not consulted about British Rail's decision to abandon its reorganisation plans.