HC Deb 23 November 1979 vol 974 cc360-1W
Mr. Marlow

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will bring forward legislation to seek to enable wage increases to be frozen where settlements are referred to him by either the Office of Fair Trading or the Monopolies Commission, those bodies either together or severally having first been given powers to refer excessive deals negotiated in fields where monopolistic work forces can negotiate extortionate claims without the likelihood of direct consequences in the market place.

Mr. Jim Lester