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Social Contract

Volume 884: debated on Tuesday 21 January 1975

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17.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether, in the light of the recent report of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research on wage increases, he will reconsider the question of strengthening the social contract by applying statutory controls.

I respect the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, but I think it is over-pessimistic. Statutory controls would violate the whole spirit of the social contract.

33.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what discussions he has had with trade union leaders on the progress of wage rises within the terms of the social contract.