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Fire Service

Volume 959: debated on Thursday 30 November 1978

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27. Mr.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will make a statement about the progress of discussions on the 42-hour week and on manning levels in the fire service.

Agreement has now been reached on the introduction of the 42 hour week on 1st April 1979, or earlier in those brigades which can introduce it earlier.