HC Deb 07 December 1964 vol 703 c143W
79. Mr. Brewis

asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs whether he will consult the Scottish Trades Union Congress before publishing an incomes policy, in view of the fact that the Scottish national average wage is lower than in England; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Foley

Our present discussions on prices and incomes are concerned with principles of general application. The working out of the Government's economic plans as a whole will, as has already been announced, include consideration of the special problems of various parts of the United Kingdom, and I should certainly expect that when that stage is reached the Scottish Trade Union Congress would have valuable advice to offer us.