HC Deb 05 December 1989 vol 163 c208W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what he is doing to tackle the problem of low pay in the east midlands.

Mr. Nicholls

Pay in the east midlands, as elsewhere, is generally a matter for employers and employees to decide for themselves in the light of all the relevant circumstances. Any unnecessary intervention by Government could only be harmful to business and to prospects for jobs.