HC Deb 04 April 1974 vol 871 c411W
35. Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is aware that the average weekly earnings of agricultural workers are £12.55 below the average for all manufacturing industries; and if he will consider referring the wages of this group of workers to the Pay Board.

Mr. Moyle

I have seen the earnings data from which the hon. Member is presumably quoting; as to the second part of the Question, any further references to the Pay Board would be inconsistent with the Government's intentions in this regard.

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