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Pay Settlements (Government Action)

Volume 960: debated on Friday 15 December 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will seek powers to make payments by way of compensation to firms which had grants cancelled under section 7 or 8 of the Industry Act 1972 as a consequence of the Government's pay sanctions policy.

asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he will make a statement on the sanctions which he has asked the nationalised industries under his sponsorship to apply to Ford Motor Company.

As my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister announced in the House on 14th December, the Government are no longer using discretionary powers in the private sector as a measure to counter inflation.