§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity whether she will list all cases of wage agreements which have been stopped and/or referred to the National Board for Prices and Incomes since the introduction of the Government's wage standstill, the number of workers affected in each case, the average wage they received and increase applied for, the amounts allowed and recommended by the National Board for Prices and Incomes, and similar details for salary earners and executives and directors of companies earning over £2,000 per annum.
I. ORDERS MADE UNDER PART IV OF THE PRICES AND INCOMES ACT, 1966 Name of firm or organisation Number of workers affected Percentage increase proposed Thorn Electrical Industries Ltd 200 10 National Newspapers 25,500 0.7 Rockware Glass 56 20 Metropolitan Police Draughtsmen 49 7.6 Printing Ink Industry 2,000 2.8 J. Hanger & Co. Ltd. 150 9.9 Denby Pottery 500 7.4 Crown Bedding 20 10.9 Press Association Ltd 400 10 Birmingham Corporation (Transport Department) 80 15 Longbridge Group of Delivery Agents 450 8.1 Royal Borough of Rothesay 20 7 Electrical Contractors' Association of Scotland 5,000 13.3 Harland and Wolff Ltd. 630 7
II. DIRECTIONS MADE UNDER PART II OF THE PRICES AND INCOMES ACT, 1966 ACCOMPANIED BY REFERENCE TO THE N.B.P.I. Name of firm or organisation Number of workers affected Percentage increase involved N.D.P.I. recommendation Road Passenger Transport Municipal Buses 71,000 8 Increase opposed; fresh negotiations recommended. Draughtsmen employed by Beckman Ltd. 7 — Increase opposed. Draughtsmen employed by the Steel Group of Companies. 33 — Increase opposed. Rochdale County Borough Council busmen 423 14 Increase opposed; fresh negotiations recommended. City and County of Bristol dock undertaking 366 4* Increase supported. Sawmilling industry 4,000 7 Increase supported. Dundee City Corporation busmen 815 13.4 Increase opposed; fresh negotiations recommended. Thermal Insulation Contracting Industry 8,000 5 Increase supported. Wigan County Borough busmen 509 8 Still under examination. Great Yarmouth County Borough Council busmen. 120 4 Still under examination. * Based on earnings.
Listed in the tables below are 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 approximate number of workers involved in each case and the percentage represented by each proposed increase where this can be calculated. The directions under Part II were accompanied by references to the National Board for Prices and Incomes and the table shows briefly the recommendations of the Board.
Information on the level of average wages received is not readily available.
A number of senior staff earning more than £2,000 per annum are covered by some of the cases listed but none of the cases relates exclusively to salary earners, executives or directors of companies earning more than this amount.