§ Mr. A. Lewis
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will publish in Hansard a list of the categories of persons, for whom his Department is financially responsible, who have received increases in their wages and salaries above the Government's recommended 3 per cent.-3½ per cent.; when these categories received their previous increases; what was the amount of such increases for each of the calendar years since 1957;and whether he will refer these recent increases to the National Incomes Commission.
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
No. A disproportionate expenditure of time and labour would be required to produce this information. Nor would the increases in wages and salaries in the late fifties seem to have much relevance to the 3–3½ per cent. recommended in my right hon. Friend's Budget Speech last April, except to demonstrate the need for the Government's incomes policy.