HC Deb 10 May 1968 vol 764 cc159-60W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity whether she will give a list of the number of wage applications which the Government have stopped or delayed since the operation of the prices and incomes policy; what was the average wage claim made in each instance; by how much the proposed claims exceeded the Government's norm; and if she will give similar details for company directors' emoluments, indicating how such records are kept and collated within her Department.

Mr. Harold Walker

The table below contains the proposed increases in incomes which have been the subject of orders under Part IV, or of directions under Part II, of the Prices and Incomes Act 1966, together with the average size of each proposed increase where this can be calculated. Since July 1966 there has been a nil norm for increases in incomes. None of the cases in the table relate to the remuneration of directors. Comprehensive information about the remuneration of directors is not available.

Name of firm or organisation Percentage increase
Thorn Electrical Industries Ltd. 10
National Newspapers 0.7
Rockware Glass 20
Metropolitan Police Draughtsmen 7.6
Printing Ink Industry 2.8
J. Hanger & Co. Ltd. 9.9
Derby Pottery 7.4
Crown Bedding 10.9
Press Association Ltd. 10
Birmingham Corporation (Transport Dept.) 15
Longbridge Group of Delivery Agents 8.1
Royal Borough of Rothesay 7
Electrical Contractor Assoc. of Scotland 13.3
Harland & Wolff Ltd. 7
Road Passenger Transport Municipal Buses 8
Draughtsmen employed by Beckman Ltd.
Draughtsmen employed by the Steel Group of Companies