HC Deb 31 January 1956 vol 548 c94W
64. Mr. Lewis

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will make a statement on the Government's policy with regard to wages in relation to the cost of living; and what is the policy of Her Majesty's Government in relation to full employment.

Mr. Iain Macleod

The detailed settlement of wages is left to free collective negotiation within industry. As the hon. Member knows, unemployment in December was 1 per cent. of the total number of employees.