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South Africa (Ec Code Of Conduct)

Volume 79: debated on Monday 20 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many of the companies submitting full reports for the period ending June 1984 on the European Economic Community code of conduct, for companies with dealings with South Africa used, in responding to section 3 of the code, the supplementary living level figures rather than the minimum living level plus 50 per cent.; and if Her Majesty's Government ask any further questions of such companies.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many of the companies submitting full reports for the period ending June 1984 used, in responding to section 3 of the code, the supplementary living level or minimum living level plus 50 per cent. for families of size five in areas where the average family size is shown in the supplementary living level minimum living level studies to be higher; and if Her Majesty's Government ask any further questions of such companies.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many of the companies submitting full reports for the period ending June 1984, in responding to section 3 of the code, compare their minimum wage levels with poverty levels other than the household subsistence level/household effective level or supplementary living level/minimum living level for families of five or six people; and if Her Majesty's Government ask any further questions of such companies.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many companies submitting full reports for the period ending June 1984 on the European code of conduct for companies with dealings with South Africa quote, in responding to section 3 of the code, separate levels for men and women and compare the two with different poverty levels; and if Her Majesty's Government ask any further questions of such companies.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many of the companies submitting full reports for the period ending June 1984 do not give figures for their total work force of all races as called for in the reporting format; and if Her Majesty's Government ask any further questions of such companies.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many of the companies submitting full reports for the period ending June 1984 make clear in the annual reports that their response to the code is available from the company; and what procedure is followed with those that do not.