HC Deb 21 November 1966 vol 736 cc223-4W
Sir C. Osborne

asked the Minister of Labour what effect his acceptance of a pay rise of 9s. 3d. per week for 77,000 bus workers from 14th January will have upon inflation; and what percentage rise in the cost of living he expects for 1967.

Mrs. Shirley Williams

This increase, which was deferred for six months in accordance with the standstill arrangement, will have a very slight effect on the wage rate index. I do not issue forecasts of general movements in the cost of living.