HC Deb 16 February 1978 vol 944 c358W
Mr. Kenneth Clarke

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the present arrangements for withholding new public contracts from members of the Road Haulage Association, on the basis that that association has entered into pay settlements in the West Midlands outside the pay guidelines, are being applied nationally against members of the Association or only in the West Midlands.

Mr. Joel Barnett

Discretionary action will be taken against road haulage firms found to be in breach in any area.

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