§ Mr. Biffen
asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity on what date the reference was made to the National Board for Prices and Incomes of the inquiry into salaries of senior management personnel; on what date the report is expected to be published; on what basis the 137 companies were chosen for the inquiry; and what firm of consultants have been employed to carry out this work.
§ Mr. Harold Walker
The question of top salaries in the private sector and nationalised industries was referred to the Board on 1st July, 1968. The report is expected to be published in February, 1969. I understand that the Board have86W drawn a sample from among the largest companies, and approached all the nationalised industries. It is not the practice to disclose the names of consultants used by the Board.