§ 63 and 64. Mr. Dudley Smith
asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity (1) what information she has regarding the movement of salaries of computer programmers during the past 12 months;
(2) what information she has regarding the movement of salaries of systems analysts during the past 12 months.
§ The Under-Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity (Mr. Harold Walker)
I regret that comprehensive information about salary movements in these occupations is not available in the form requested.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith
Does not the hon. Gentleman think that it is vital that this information should be available when we are dealing with the whole question of wages and salary negotiations? Will he please look at this again, because how can he expect the prices and incomes policy to succeed without the fullest possible information over the widest possible area?
§ Mr. Walker
We are seeking to extend the area of information available. To this end, we are instituting a new sample survey in September of this year which will yield additional information.