§ Mr. Roy Hughes
asked the Minister for the Civil Service if, following her statement of 29 June and pending the establishment of new negotiating machinery for determining Civil Service pay, she will reconsider, as an interim measure, the decision to abolish the pay research unit.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
No, Sir. We have made it clear in our discussions with the Civil Service unions that there can be no role for the pay research unit in the 1982 negotiations and in these circumstances we should not be justified in keeping the pay research unit in operation.