§ Mr. Bidwell
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if his Department has been notified of redundancies from Marconi, Chelmsford, arising from recent cancellation of defence orders.
National Pay Agreements for Manual Workers included in the Wage Rates Index becoming operative since 1 April 1980 and providing for increases below 15 per cent. Standard Industrial Classification Industry Pay determination body or parties to agreement establishing minimum rates included in wage rates index Operative date of latest agreement* Percentage increase in minimum rate║ I Agriculture (England and Wales) Agricultural Wages Board (statutory order) 21 January 1981 10.3 Agriculture (Northern Ireland) Agricultural Wages Board (statutory order) 2 February 1981 10.3 II Coalmining National Coal Board and trade union 29 December 1980 9.8† III Baking (England and Wales) Federation of Bakers and trade unions 30 November 1980 13.5 Baking (Scotland) Federation of Bakers and trade unions 2 November 1980 11.7 V Paint, varnish and lacquer National Joint Industrial Council 1 January 1981 9.6 VI Metal trades manufacture National Federation and trade unions 1 January 1981 7.4 VII etc. Engineering Engineering Employers' Federation and trade unions 1 November 1980‡ 8.2 XI Vehicle body building and accident damage repair Wages Board of Employers and trade unions 1 September 1980 11.1 XIII Cotton spinning and weaving British Textile Employers' Association and trade unions 5 May 1980 14.0 Textile bleaching, dyeing, printing and finishing British Textile Employers' Association and trade unions 12 May 1980 14.0 Flax spinning and weaving Flax Spinners' Association and trade unions 16 June 1980 14.0 Knitting industries National Joint Industrial Council of the Hosiery Trade 29 December 1980 5.0 Knitwear (Scotland) Scottish Knitwear Association and trade unions April 1980 13.6 Narrow fabrics Joint Industrial Council 1 September 1980 12.5 Silk industry Leek & District Manufacturing and Dyers' Association and trade unions 1 January 1981 12.5 XIV Leather goods and allied trades National Joint Wages Board January 1981 8.9 XVI Building bricks and allied industries (England and Wales) National Joint Council 7 November 1980 10.3 XVII Home-grown timber National Joint Industrial Council January 1981 9.5