HC Deb 24 April 1996 vol 276 c182W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what recent representations he has received about levels of wages in industries formerly covered by the wages councils. [25113]

Mr. John M. Taylor

Between April 1994 and April 1995, average earnings of full-time workers covered by the main wages councils prior to their abolition in August 1993 rose at a comparable rate to that of workers employed in all industries. I have received few representations on this matter in recent months.