§ Mr. William Edwards
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether a wage award by the Agricultural Workers Wages Board, to operate from February, 1967, is within the exemption to the operation of the Prices and Incomes Policy recently announced in respect of lower paid workers.
§ Mr. John Mackie
The Government is considering the recent proposal of the Agricultural Wages Board to increase the minimum rate of wages of farm workers by 6s. a week in relation to the policy stated in the White Paper on the Prices and Incomes Standstill in the period of severe restraint.