HC Deb 29 June 1959 vol 608 cc12-3W
91. Mr. Lewis

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware of the concern of workers employed under the National Dock Labour Scheme at the short-fall of 12s. per week on the original 85 per cent. fall-back minimum wage; to what extent he approved this departure from the scheme authorised by him; and whether he will take the necessary action to restore this scheme to its original basis.

Mr. Iain Macleod

The amount of the guaranteed minimum wage is not regulated by the Dock Workers (Regulation of Employment) Scheme, 1947. It is a matter for settlement by the National Joint Council for the Port Transport Industry, in which I cannot intervene.