asked the Secretary of State for Employment what consideration he is giving to the problem of low pay and, in particular, to the role of wages councils.
The problems of low pay relate to a wide range of the Government's policies, which the Government keep under review. The need for wages councils in particular trades and industries is also kept under review.
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is his policy regarding the proposals contained in the report of the Low Pay Unit, "Low Pay in the Eighties", a copy of which has been supplied to him; and if he will make a statement.
I will reply to the hon. Member as soon as possible.