§ Mr. Higgins
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the public sector wage negotiations in the last six months in which a settlement following a strike has been at the same or at a lower level, than the maximum offer made before the strike and those in which the settlement reached was at higher level than that offered before a strike took place.
§ Mr. Harold Walker
, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 16 February 1979; Vol. 962, c. 675] gave the following information:
None of the major current round settlements in the public sector in the last six months has been immediately preceded by a strike. In a number of current public sector negotiations selective industrial action of varying kinds is being taken. As yet none of these negotiations has resulted in fully ratified settlements.