HC Deb 26 January 1978 vol 942 c726W
33. Mr. Dykes

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what percentage rise in earnings per man-hour in the calendar year 1978 he would expect from a maximum 10 per cent. rate of average wage rate increases in the first half of the current year.

Mr. Harold Walker

Any forecast of the movement of earnings would have to have regard to other factors in addition to the change of average rates.