HC Deb 19 April 1973 vol 855 c192W
Mr. Robert Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Employment which provisions in the Counter-Inflation Act safeguard an employer, an employee of whom is offered similar employment at a substantially higher salary by a competing employer, if the former employer wishes to retain the services of the employee.

Mr. Chichester-Clark

The Price and Pay Code provides (paragraphs 132 and 133 of the Counter-Inflation (Price and Pay Code) Order 1973)New recruits to existing jobs should not be paid more than those they replace or more than the rate paid currently by the employer concerned for the same job "and" the rate for new work should not be more than the current rate paid for the same or most nearly similar work by the same or other employers