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Retail Food Wages Council

Volume 35: debated on Monday 17 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) what changes he is making to the membership of the retail food wages council, and for what reasons;(2) what changes he is making to the membership of the Retail Trades Wages Council, and for what reasons.

The terms of appointment of the six independent members of the Retail Food and Allied Trades and Retail Trades (Non-Food) Wages Councils expired on 31 August 1982. My right hon. Friend has re-appointed the chairmen of the councils. He has appointed to serve with them four new independent members who bring experience of current or recent involvement in industry and commerce to the councils' deliberations. They are:

Retail Food and Allied Trades
  • Mr. H. Morris, retired, formerly in industrial relations;
  • Mr. D. Churchill, journalist;
Retail Trades (Non-Food)
  • Mr. M. Patient, accountant;
  • Miss B. Ream, retired, formerly personnel and industrial relations adviser.
My right hon. Friend does not appoint the other members of the council who form the employers' and workers' sides.