§ 19. Mr. Terry Lewis
asked the Paymaster General how many jobs he expects will be created as a result of the proposed reforms of the wages councils.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
It is not possible to give a precise figure for the increased employment which we believe will be encouraged by the reforms.
§ 69. Mr. Eastham
asked the Paymaster General how many workers are currently covered by wages councils; and what proportion of them are women.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
It is estimated that 2.75 million people work in jobs covered by wages councils: about 80 per cent. are female.