§ Dr. Godman
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what guidelines and advice he has issued to regional, island and district councils concerning the implications of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 1981 in relation to compulsory competitive tendering rules.
§ Mr. Stewart
[holding answer 15 March 1993]: I refer the hon. Member to my right hon. Friend's statement of 11 March and the guidance on the implications for market testing of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations which my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster has placed in the Library. The statement and guidance have been drawn to the attention of COSLA.