HC Deb 17 July 1980 vol 988 c656W
Mr. Adley

asked the Prime Minister if she will instruct all her Ministers, where relevant, to issue general directives to the nationalised industries and to the National Enterprise Board, to relate their wage settlements to their price increases immediately after the wage settlements are made, in order that consumers shall he able to relate one to the other.

The Prime Minister

Where price increases are necessary, the Government consider that the industries should explain to their consumers the reason for those increases, including the relationship to wage settlements, but I do not believe that a general directive would be appropriate, or within the terms of the several statutes.