HC Deb 20 February 1979 vol 963 c112W
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.