§ Mr. Biffen
asked the Minister of Labour what is the estimated percentage increase in rates and earnings arising from the agreement to reduce the standard working week for all operatives in the salt-glazed ware industry other than kilnburners and boiler firemen on continuous shiftwork, and to increase minimum rates of wages of all adult male time workers.
§ Mrs. Shirley Williams
The agreement increases the minimum hourly rate for adult men by 4. 8 per cent. The information available does not permit of an accurate estimate of the effect on earnings.