HC Deb 25 November 1974 vol 882 c51W
Mr. Banks

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the percentage amount of increase in basic rates for face workers in the mining industry he considers allowable under the terms of the social contract.

Mr. Booth

It is not possible in advance to give a precise figure of this kind. Moreover, it would be wrong to isolate individual groups covered by a settlement for this purpose.