HC Deb 25 October 1976 vol 918 cc86-7W
Mr. Giles Shaw

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will state the amount of wage increase prescribed under the present policy in the case of an individual who works one day a week and currently earns £10.

Mr. Harold Walker

I regret that it is not possible to give a precise reply to the Question without full information about all the circumstances. The pay policy requires increases to be negotiated within an individual weekly limit of £2.50 or 5 per cent. of total earnings, whichever is the greater, subject to a maximum of £4. These figures are to be applied proportionately for monthly-paid employees and pro rata for part-timers and those under 18.