HC Deb 03 July 1978 vol 953 c29W
Mr. Maurice Macmillan

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what proportion of the major pay settlements reached in the past year in both the public and private sectors which are monitored by his Department, the details of which it would not be helpful to publish, as stated in his answer to the right hon. Member for Farnham on Tuesday 13th June, was: (a) above the approved guideline and (b) contained agreements regarding the minimum size of pay settlements to be granted after the current pay-round.

Mr. Harold Walker

In terms of employees covered, the proportion of settlements since 31st July 1977 above the guidelines is less than 2 per cent.; no tally is kept of any agreements regarding increases after the current round, which, apart from those in which the Government have already taken decisions, will fall to be considered in relation to pay policy at the time.