HC Deb 13 June 1995 vol 261 c444W
21. Mr. Garnier

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what assessment he has made of the effect of high non-wage labour costs on employment prospects. [26481]

Mr. Paice

Non-wage labour costs are lower in the United Kingdom than in most countries of the European Union. They contribute substantially to unit costs and therefore to the ability of a business to remain competitive and employ people.