HC Deb 12 March 1962 vol 655 cc115-6W
63. Mr. John Hall

asked the Minister of Labour if he will give the total number of workers covered by wage agreements which include an automatic sliding scale related to the Cost-of-Living Index; and what has been the percentage increase in wages covered by such agreements since the introduction of the incomes pause policy.

Mr. Green

Nearly 2 million workers are covered by sliding-scale agreements.

deaths from lung cancer in each of the last three years.

Miss Pitt

The latest available figures are as follows:

It is estimated that these arrangements have, on average, increased the rates of wages for the workers concerned by about 17 per cent. between end July, 1961, and end February, 1962.