HC Deb 03 December 1985 vol 88 c180W
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.

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