§ 28. Mr. Palmer
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will seek to accelerate the report of the Royal Commission on Income Distribution and
Industrial stoppages in Wales in 1973 Industry group (Order(s) of United Kingdom Standard industrial Classification 1968) Number of working days lost Days lost per1,000 employees Days lost as percentage of days lost in United Kingdom Employees in employment in Wales as percentage of employees in employment in United Kingdom (June 1973) Mining and quarrying (Order II). 22,000 475 24.2 12.5 Metals, engineering, shipbuilding and vehicles (Orders VI—XII). 181,000 900 3.8 5.0 Textiles, clothing and footwear (Orders XIII, XV). 10,000 300 5.2 3.2 Construction (Order XX) 25,000 350 14.2 5.3 Transport and communication(Order XXII). 7,000 125 2.1 4.0 All other industries and services (Orders I, III—V, XIV XVI—XIX, XXI, XXIII—XXVII). 93,000 150 5.8 4.1
Wealth to assist an early decision on the salaries for chairmen and others in nationalised industries, in view of the effect that the delay is having on the pay of all grades of engineering, scientific and supervisory staff employed by the nationalised industries.
§ Mr. Booth:
I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply my right hon. Friend gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Bedwellty (Mr. Kinnock) on 19th March. —[Vol. 888, c. 412–3.]