§ 23. Mr. Sillars
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many letters he has received from individual employers or employers' associations requesting him not to repeal the Industrial Relations Act 1971.401W
24. Mr. Ioan Evans
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will now state what action is proposed to repeal the Industrial Relations Act and end the Pay Board; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Foot
The Bill to repeal the Industrial Relations Act is being introduced into the House today. On the second part of the Question, Clause 5 of the Prices Bill provides a power, by order subject to the approval of both Houses of Parliament, to abolish the Pay Board.