§ Q14. Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Prime Minister when he intends to have further joint discussions with the CBI and the TUC on the further refining of the terms of the social contract.
§ Q21. Mr. Grocott
asked the Prime Minister when he plans to meet the TUC and the CBI to discuss his views on the need for closer consultations with representative bodies before important economic decisions are taken.
§ Q23. Mr. Tomlinson
asked the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on his plans for pre-Budget consultations with bodies such as the TUC and CBI.110W
§ Q28. Dr. Phipps
asked the Prime Minister when he next plans to meet the TUC and the CBI; and if he will discuss with them his plans for pre-Budget consultations
§ Q29. Mr. Tierney
asked the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on his plans for pre-Budget consultations with representatives of both sides of industry.
§ The Prime Minister
The CBI and leading members of the TUC have put forward suggestions, as I and my colleagues have done, about ways of developing the pay guidelines in the social contract. We shall be having discussions in the next few weeks with both the TUC and CBI about these ideas.