§ Mr. Burden
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many representations she has received since 5 November 1992 concerning abolition of wages councils; and how many of these(a) favoured abolition and (b) opposed abolition.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
We have received 1,213 representations concerning abolition of wages councils, of which 144 are in favour of abolition and 1,069 are against, including prepared postcards.