HC Deb 05 December 1985 vol 88 c286W
Mr. Deakins

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry why he does not distinguish between wage claims and wage settlements in describing the position of the United Kingdom motor car industry; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Butcher

My right hon. and learned Friend makes the appropriate distinction between a wage claim for negotiation and a wage settlement which may be subsequently agreed as a result of negotiation.