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Volume 987: debated on Thursday 3 July 1980

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asked the Prime Minister whether she plans to discuss with leaders of the Trades Union Congress the need for wages in the next 12 months to rise more slowly than prices in order to create employment.

My hon. Friend is absolutely right to emphasise the effect the rate of pay increases will have on the number of jobs in this country. We have made the same point to trade union leaders in the NEDC and elsewhere, and we shall continue to do so.


asked the Prime Minister when she expects next to meet the Trades Union Congress.


asked the Prime Minister when next she will meet the leaders of Trades Union Congress.

I meet representatives of the TUC at NEDC and on other occasions. Further meetings will be arranged as necessary.