asked the Minister of Transport whether he will give general directions, in the public interest, to the British Railways Board and the London Transport Board to carry out an inquiry into the dangers to public safety, health and convenience resulting from an inadequate wage structure in the transport services.
§ Mr. Marples
No. Wages are a matter for negotiation between the Boards and their staff. The British Railways Board and the London Transport Board are required by statute to have due regard to efficiency and safety of operation.