§ Mr. Ron Lewis
asked the Minister of Technology, in view of the fact that only some 25 per cent. of the persons employed in garages are fully skilled and trained, he will refer to the National Board for Prices and Incomes the repair prices charged by garages to their customers to ensure that a fair rate for the job is made.
§ Mr. Fowler
Costs and charges in the motor repairing and servicing industry have already been investigated by the National Board for Prices and Incomes who reported in August, 1967 (Report No. 37: Cmnd. 3368). The Board's report did not comment adversely on the effect which the proportion of skilled workers employed in garages on repairs and servicing has on the rates charged.