§ Mr. Harold Walker
asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) what is the current average level of major pay settlements in the private sector;
(2) what arrangements exist for monitoring pay settlements in both the private and public sectors.
§ Mr. Jim Lester
The Department keeps watch on trends in pay bargaining in both the public and private sectors. But pay
£ million Cash limit Present Revised Total grant-in-aid to the Manpower Services Commission 632.238 620.238 Vote 16, labour market services 111.834 123.834 744.072 744.072 The reduction in the total grant-in-aid requires consequential reductions to 3 of its components:— Vote 19 Department of Employment 534.888 524.188 Vote 20, Welsh Office 34.928 34.450 Vote 21, Scottish Economic Planning Department 60.199 59.377
These change make available an additional £12 million for the special temporary362W
settlements are not monitored in detail. I am therefore unable to give a reliable estimate of the current average level of major pay settlements in the private sector.