HC Deb 25 October 1949 vol 468 cc1136-7
22. Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

asked the Minister of Labour how many workers are covered by agreements providing for automatic increases in wages or other remuneration in the event of a rise in the cost of living.

Mr. Isaacs

About 1½ million.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

Can the right hon. Gentleman say what is the policy of the Government with regard to the continuance or non-continuance of these agreements in present circumstances, and can he indicate whether he is taking any initiative in the matter?

Mr. Isaacs

I think that that is quite another question. If the hon. Gentleman will put it down I shall try to give him an answer.