HC Deb 21 April 1959 vol 604 cc23-4W
Captain Kerby

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what steps he is taking, in view of the growing probability of a nation-wide strike in the general printing industry, to ensure the regular appearance and continuity of official papers; and if, in this connection, he will examine the offer made to the Prime Minister by the Free Press Society to provide emergency services for essential printing.

Mr. Simon

All the trades unions concerned have given an unqualified assur- £2,500, £5,000 and £7,500 and having a wife and two children, under the rates of tax proposed in his Budget statement; and what purchasing power would a man similarly placed have left in April, 1951, at the rates of tax then prevailing.

Mr. Amory

The figures are as follow:

ance that in the event of a dispute in the printing industry production in the Stationery Office Printing Works will not be interfered with in any way. It is not, therefore, expected that there will be any difficulty in maintaining the supply of official papers required for the conduct of the business of the House.