HC Deb 22 July 1968 vol 769 cc7-8W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity (1) whether she has now received the information from the hon. Member for West Ham, North, giving details of a 20 per cent. salary increase to a company chairman and a 33⅓ per cent. increase to each of his three fellow directors; and whether she will refer these details to the National Board for Prices and Incomes;

(2) whether she is aware that the Chairman of the Industrial and Commercial Finance Corporation Limited has increased his salary by £557 during last year, and that the total directors' emoluments rose from £40,000 to £47,000; and whether she intends to refer this to the National Board for Prices and Incomes.

Mr. Harold Walker

I have received the information mentioned by my hon. Friend. I do not propose to answer questions about the salaries of individuals. The general question of higher salaries is under examination by the National Board for Prices and Incomes.