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Fair Wages Resolution

Volume 31: debated on Friday 12 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he intends to bring forward in the current Session of Parliament a motion to repeal the fair wages resolution of the House of Commons.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he has yet denounced International Labour Organisation convention 94; and if he consulted any organisation about his intention.

The United Kingdom's denunciation of ILO Convention No. 94 was registered by the International Labour Office on 20 September 1982. Before denouncing the Convention the Government consulted the Confederation of British Industry and the Trades Union Congress as required under the terms of ILO Convention No. 144 which deals with tripartite consultations. These consultations took place at the same time as the Government consulted both these and other organisations on the related question of the rescission of the fair wages resolution.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what consultation he has engaged in, and what representations he has received, about his intention to rescind the fair wages resolution of the House of Commons and to derogate from International Labour Organisation Convention 94.

The Government sought the views of organisations most representative of employers and employees and received various representations from them and others.