HC Deb 07 February 1990 vol 166 c656W
Mr. Callaghan

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what measures he proposes to introduce to increase wage rates in the north-west region.

Mr. Nicholls

Pay in the north-west, 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 the Government could only be harmful to business and to prospects for jobs.