HC Deb 08 December 1977 vol 940 c819W
Mr. Sillars

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what policy reasons restrain the Government from converting the present pay policy into a statutory one.

Mr. Healey

We believe it would not be sensible to do so.

Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer under what statutory or legal authority the Government enforce their rule of 12 months' duration between each wage claim; and when this legislation commenced.

Mr. Joel Barnett

The 12-month rule constitutes the pay limit for the purposes of Section 1 of the Remuneration, Charges and Grants Act 1975.

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