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Local Government Reform

Volume 86: debated on Thursday 14 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will reaffirm that, consequent on the abolition of the metropolitan county councils, metropolitan district councils will not have to pay former metropolitan county council staff they employ to run the devolved services the salary as they received formerly.

[pursuant to his answer, 12 November 1985, c. 120]: Where district councils recruit staff they are free to decide the terms and conditions that they offer (ex-MCC staff may be entitled also to compensation for financial detriment; but that compensation will be paid by the residuary body not the recruiting district). Where staff are transferred by order, they retain their existing terms and conditions; but it will be for district councils to decide whether they wish to have staff transferred to them in that way.