§ Mr. Jim Cunningham
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on the Council of Europe's policy on fair pay. 96W
§ Miss Widdecombe
The Council of Europe's social charter includes provisions calling for "fair remuneration". The Council of Europe's Committee of Experts is responsible for interpreting the social charter. However, the experts' view of what constitutes fair remuneration has never been endorsed by any member state within the Council of Europe, and the experts are currently reviewing their policy on this matter.