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Company Directors (Pay)

Volume 959: debated on Friday 1 December 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will give for the longest and most convenient stated period of time the number of occasions upon which he has taken action against company directors for excluding the Government's incomes policies so far as their own directors' pay is concerned; and what was the action taken in each instance.

The action taken by my Department is, in all cases to follow-up possible breaches of the pay policy which may come to attention, not only from the systematic monitoring of major settlements, but from a wide range of sources including published information and queries from hon. Members and members of the public.The records kept of contacts with companies do not enable information to be provided about the number of occasions on which follow-up action was taken in respect of possible breaches involving specific categories of employees.