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Wage Rates

Volume 886: debated on Thursday 20 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will print in the Official Report (a) the lowest statutory minimum rate of weekly wages operative on 31st October 1972, and (b) the date and size of any change in such rates—including threshold awards—since that date, for full-time adult men and women in the following Wages Council trades (i) licensed non-residential establishments

(i) Licensed Non-Residential Establishment Wages Council (for workers not supplied with board and lodging, in areas outside London):
DateMenWomen
At 31st October 1972£12·40£9·90
20th January 1974+£1·85£14·25+£2·45£12·35
5th November 1974+£3·20Cost-of-living+£3·20Cost-of-living
22nd December 1974+£2·50£19·95+£3·05£18·60
(ii) Licensed Residential Establishment and Licensed Restaurant Wages Council (for large towns outside London, "Area B"):
(a) Non-service workers
DateMenWomen
At 31st October 1972£13·78£11·83
4th February 1974+£1·90£15·68+£2·20£14·03
7th October 1974+£2·25£17·93+£2·58£16·61
7th October 1974+ 40pCost-of-living+ 40pCost-of-living
(b) Service workers
DateMenWomen
At 31st October 1972£10·23£8·78
4th February 1974+£1·50£11·73+£1·83£10·61
7th October 1974+£2·25£13·98+£2·50£13·11
7th October 1974+ 40pCost-of-living+ 40pCost-of-living
(iii) Industrial and Staff Canteen Undertakings (for workers not provided with board and lodging and overalls, in areas outside London):
DateMenWomen
At 31st October 1972£13·15£11·35
18th February 1974+£1·53£14·68+£2·05£13·40

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will print in the Official Report (a) the lowest statutory minimum rate of weekly wages operative on 31st October 1972, and (b) the date and size of any change in such rates-including threshold awards-since that date, for full-time adult men and

(i) Paper Box Wages Council:
DateMenWomen
At 31st October 1972£14·80£11·80
28th January 1974+£1·60£16·40+£2·60£14·40
30th November 1974+£1·00£15·40
5th December 1974+£2·25£18·65+£2·25£17·65
5th December 1974+£3·60Cost-of-living+£3·60Cost-of-living
(ii) Stamped or Pressed Metalwares Wages Council:
DateMenWomen
At 31st October 1972£15·45£14·00
11th April 1974+£2·25£17·70+£3·00£17·00
Council abolished 1st December 1974.
(iii) Dressmaking and Women's Light Clothing Wages Council (England and Wales):
DateMenWomen
At 31st October 1972£14·70£12·00
1st April 1973+£1·60£16·30+£1·60£13·60
3rd May 1974+£1·80£18·10+£2·60£16·20

(Great Britain), (ii) licensed residential establishments and licensed restaurants (Great Britain), and (iii) industrial and staff canteen undertakings (Great Britain).

The information is as follows:women in the following Wages Council trades (i) paper box manufacturing (Great Britain), (ii) stamped or pressed metal wares (Great Britain), (iii) dressmaking and women's light clothing (England and Wales), (iv) made-up textiles (Great Britain), and (v) ready-made and wholesale bespoke tailoring (Great Britain).

The information is as follows:

(iv) Made-up Textiles Wages Council:
DateMenWomen
At 31st October 1972£12·60£10·20
28th February 1973+£2·00£14·60+£2·00£12·20
30th April 1974+£1·80£16·40+£2·60£14·80
29th January 1975+£4·80£21·20+£4·80£19·60
(v) Ready-made and Wholesale Bespoke Tailoring Wages Council:
DateMenWomen
At 31st October 1972£14·72£12·13
28th February 1973+£1·60£16·32+£1·60£13·73
6th February 1974+£1·80£18·12+£1·80£15·53
24th June 1974+ 80p£16·33
12th December 1974+£4·80£22·92+£5·60£21·93

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will print in the Official Report (a) the lowest statutory minimum rate of weekly wages operative on 31st October 1972, and (b) the date and size of any change in such rates—including threshold awards—since that date, for full-time adult men and women in the following Wages Council trades (i)

(i) Milk Distributive Wages Council (England and Wales) (for larger towns outside London):
DateMenWomen
At 31st October 1972£17·15£14·70
28th February 1973+£1·60£18·75+£1·60£16·30
13th May 1974+£2·10£20·85+£2·90£19·20
(ii) Retail Bread and Flour Confectionery Trade Wages Council (England and Wales) (for larger towns outside London (Provincial "A" area)):
DateMenWomen
At 31st October 1972£13·00£11·25
12th February 1973+£1·00£14·00+£2·25£13·50
12th August 1973+ 50p£14·00
25th February 1974+£1·70£15·70+£1·70£15·70
5th August 1974+ 55p£16·25+ 55p£16·25
5th August 1974+£2·40Cost-of-living+£2·40Cost-of-living
16th August 1974+ 40pCost-of-living+ 40pCost-of-living
18th October 1974+ 40pCost-of-living+ 40pCost-of-living
(iii) Retail Drapery, Outfitting and Footwear Trades Wages Council (for larger towns outside London (Provincial "A" area)):
DateMenWomen
At 31st October 1972£15·60£13·75
4th February 1974+£1·80£17·40+£2·40£16·15
2nd September 1974+ 45p£17·85+ 80p£16·95
2nd September 1974+£2·80Cost-of-living+£2·80Cost-of-living
18th October 1974+ 40pCost-of-living+ 40pCost-of-living
(iv) Retail Food Trades Wages Council (England and Wales) (for larger towns outside London area (Provincial "A" area)):
DateMenWomen
At 31st October 1972£13·20£11·20
26th February 1973+£2·00£15·20+£2·50£13·70
25th March 1974+£1·65£16·85+£2·15£15·85
21st October 1974+ 60p£17·45+ 85p£16·70
21st October 1974+£3·20Cost-of-living+£3·20Cost-of-living
15th November 1974+£1·20Cost-of-living+£1·20Cost-of-living
(v) Retail Furnishing and Allied Trades Wages Council (for larger towns outside London area):
DateMenWomen
At 31st October 1972£14·50£13·00
4th March 1973+ 80p£13·80
20th August 1973+£1·90£16·40+£1·90£15·70
4th September 1973+ 70p£16·40
26th August 1974+£2·25£18·65+£2·25£18·65
16th December 1974+£4·40Cost-of-living+£4·40Cost-of-living

milk distribution (E&W), (ii) retail bread and flour confectionery trade (E&W), (iii) retail drapery, outfitting and footwear trades (Great Britain), (iv) retail food trade (E&W), and (v) retail furnishing and allied trades (Great Britain).