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Fair Wages Resolution

Volume 984: debated on Monday 12 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment when he will make a statement about the future of the Fair Wages Resolution.

The Government will be reviewing the Fair Wages Resolution in the light of debate on clause 18(c) of the Employment Bill, which proposes to repeal schedule 11 to the Employment Protection Act 1975. A statement will be made in due course.

GREAT BRITAIN
MalesFemalesTotal
June 1949194,20461,867256,071
June 1950195,58076,722272,302
June 1951120,73062,587183,317
June 1952169,878126,318296,196
June 1953178,68997,025275,714
June 1954148,14278,506226,648
June 1955116,11364,404180,517
June 1956126,07263,456189,528
June 1957170,27876,704246,982
June 1958264,227103,743367,970
June 1959278,311107,149385,460
June 1960214,25482,904297,158
June 1961184,97169,798254,769
June 1962277,50894,709372,217
June 1963345,666115,036460,702
June 1964240,34876,569316,917
June 1965207,42262,507269,929
June 1966199,47353,732253,205
June 1967377,87787,982465,859
June 1968429,37177,079506,450
June 1969414,91568,366483,281
June 1970450,23273,406523,638
June 1971589,07798,142687,219
June 1972646,775118,681765,456
June 1973461,02583,932544,957
June 1974439,49375,139514,632
June 1975679,563148,910828,473
June 1976972,380305,5041,277,884
June 19771,009,370381,0311,390,401
June 1978978,094403,3091,381,403
June 1979887,211393,8911,281,102
April 1980 (provisional)1,010,969443,6871,454,656