§ Mr. Adley
asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) what is the percentage wage increase agreed by the Electrical Contracting Industry Joint Training Board, for approved electricians who (a) are and (b) are not, covered by productivity agreements; and what proportion of approved electricians are in categories (a) and (b), respectively;
(2) if he has ratified the agreement between the Electrical Contractors Association and the Electrical, Electronic, Telecommunications and Plumbing Union, under which wage rises of 21 per cent. have been granted to approved electricians who are not covered by any productivity scheme;
(3) if he is satisfied that the additional payments agreed between the employers and unions in the electrical contracting industry, in section 5 of the Joint Industry Board agreement dated 16th December 1977, under the heading "Non-incentive working", constitute a productivity agreement in accordance with the Government's current incomes policy, in the light of the description of the scheme as covering cases where there is no controlled financial incentive scheme in operation.
§ Mr. Harold Walker
Officials of my Department are currently discussing this agreement with representatives of the industry including aspects covered by the hon. Member's Questions.