§ Sir E. Brown
asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity, (1) what proportion of the working population are employed in establishments or in occupations covered by the early warning system for notification on proposed increases in earnings;
(2) what estimates she has made of the annual number of wage settlements subject to the notification procedure outline in Command Paper No. 3590.
§ Mr. Harold Walker
More than three quarters of all employees are believed to be covered by collective agreements which come within the scope of the 295W early warning system. I cannot say how many settlements of this kind are likely to be reached in any future period.