HC Deb 19 July 1982 vol 28 cc32-3W
Mr. Craigen

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he is satisfied that any decision to revoke the fair wages resolution would not contravene the International Labour Organisation convention 144 and the Council of Europe's charter on human rights.

Mr. Alison

Any decision resulting from the consultations which the Government is holding on the future of the Fair Wages Resolution would not contravene either of these instruments.

Mr. Shersby

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what representations he has received proposing the setting aside of the fair wages resolution of 1946 and the denunciation of the International Labour Organisation convention; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Alison

I have received various representations on this subject. I am considering these and will inform the House of the Government's intentions as soon as possible.