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Civil Service

Volume 79: debated on Friday 24 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on the outcome of the meeting which he had recently with representatives of Civil Service unions about referral to arbitration of their pay claims.

My right hon. Friend wrote to the unions concerned on 2 May to tell them that on grounds of public expenditure policy he was unable to refer their pay claims to arbitration.