§ 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 on224W the wage rate index. I do not issue forecasts of general movements in the cost of living.