§ 64. Mr. Winterton
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what estimate he has made of the savings in wages and salaries resulting from the proposals in the Local Government Bill; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Graham Page
No estimate can be made at this stage. Staff complements will be decided by the new authorities with the advice which will be contained in the Report of the Management Study Group set up by my right hon. Friend and the local authorities associations. Reorganisation will enable staff to be more effectively and economically deployed within modern structures of management.