HC Deb 01 May 1986 vol 96 cc461-2W
20. Mr. Nellist

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what impact he envisages the provisions of the Wages Bill will have on employment in Northern Ireland.

Dr. Boyson

The wages Bill extends to Northern Ireland only insofar as it contains an enabling provision which would permit provisions corresponding to Part III of the Bill relating to redundancy rebates in Northern Ireland by Order-in-Council subject to the negative resolution procedure. It is not envisaged that this provision will have any impact on employment in Northern Ireland.