§ Mr. Biffen
asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity, what is the estimated increase in rates and earnings arising from the claim of production workers and fitters employed at the British Aircraft Corporation works at Filton; and if such a claim is consistent with the Government's prices and incomes policy.
§ Mr. Harold Walker
The claim, for a revision of the method of payment, is in the early stages of procedure in the engineering industry. Under these circumstances, it is not possible to estimate the effects which the claim will have on rates and earnings or determine its consistency with the productivity, prices and incomes policy.