§ Mr. Biffen
asked the Minister of Labour if she has been notified of the income settlement between F. Lewis and Sons, Aston, and the Transport and General Workers Union in respect of road haulage drivers; what is the expected increase in rates and earnings; and if the increases in productivity are consistent with expected increases in earnings and with the Government's prices and incomes policy.
§ Mr. Harold Walker
This settlement which is to take effect on 1st June has been notified to my Department. Further information is being sought regarding its productivity aspects. Until this is known, I cannot say what would be its effect on earnings or whether it is consistent with the Government's Prices and Incomes Policy.