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National Board For Prices And Incomes (References)

Volume 774: debated on Monday 25 November 1968

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39.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity, how many matters relating to prices have been referred to the National Board for Prices and Incomes in each of the past four months.

One price reference has been made during this period. We are consulting the interests concerned about other references we propose to make shortly. About half of the references made to date have related to prices.

43.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what is the total number of subjects into which the National Board for Prices and Incomes is at present inquiring; and how many deal with incomes and prices, respectively.

The National Board for Prices and Incomes is at present considering 19 references (including 2 standing instructions). Of these three relate to prices and 16 (including the two standing instructions) relate to incomes.

49.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity how many references have been made by the National Board for Prices and Incomes on prices and incomes, respectively; how many cases of reducing prices and holding prices have resulted; and what income references have resulted in the withholding of claims, support for claims, and rejection of claims, respectively, showing the classes of workers concerned in each category.

49 references on prices have been made to the National Board for Prices and Incomes, of which three are outstanding. There have been 67 on incomes, of which 16 are outstanding.

Many references do not concern proposed increases in prices or pay. Insofar as they did, two price references resulted in price reductions, three in prices being held, and proposed increases were modified in 12 cases. On incomes, the recommendations generally supported the

The 51 completed references on incomes to the National Board for Prices and Incomes fall into the following categories:—

Support for claims (possibly with modifications)

Recommendations against claims

Recommendations cannot be classified as mainly support for claims or mainly against

Reference did not concern specific claims

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Classes of worker

Classes of worker

Classes of worker

Subjects

Printing workers.Road Haulage workers.Retail drapery workers.Productivity Agreements.
Insurance workers.Municipal busmen (3 groups).Limb fitters.Payment by results.
Electricity supply.Draughtsmen employed by certain firms.Insurance workers.Job evaluation.
Merchant Navy Officers.Job evaluation.Railway workers.Productivity and Pay during the period of severe restraint.
Dock clerical workers (Bristol).Atomic Energy workers.Productivity in the municipal bus industry.
Busmen (London Transport).Gas Industry.Link between salary structures of teachers in Scotland, England and Wales.
Farm-workers.B.O.A.C. Pilots.System of wage-bargaining in the industrial Civil Service
Thermal insulation contracting industry.Municipal busmen (Glasgow, Belfast, Liverpool).Principles of pay in the water industry.
Sawmilling.Engineering workers.
Electrical contracting.
Armed Forces.
Higher Civil Service.
Local Authority manual and National Health Service ancillary workers.
Fire-Service workers.
Chief Officers of Local Authorities.
Nurses and Midwives.