§ Mr. Biffen
asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what settlement has been concluded for the pay claim by clerical staff at Rolls-Royce; what percentage increase in rates, earnings, and productivity for men and women, respectively, is expected to arise therefrom; and if such a settlement is consistent with the incomes policy.308W
§ Mr. Harold Walker
Rolls-Royce has notified my Department that a settlement has now been concluded giving a pay increase of approximately 8½ per cent. based on productivity improvements. The company is in the process of submitting the agreement to the Department for assessment against the requirements of incomes policy.