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Local Authorities (Direct Labour Departments)

Volume 887: debated on Wednesday 5 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will seek powers to require that direct labour departments of local authorities are afforded facilities in respect of conditions and wages no less favourable than those which apply to private enterprise; and if he will make a statement.

No. Wages and conditions of service are matters for negotiation between the local authorities and their employees, usually through the appropriate negotiating body.