§ Mr. Biffen
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what percentage increase in rates and earnings is represented by the proposed increase in the basic rate of 4½d. an hour for craftsmen in the water supply industry; and if he is now able to confirm that the settlement conforms to the Government's prices and incomes policy.
§ Mr. Skeffington
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave to his Question on the same subject on 5th March. Details of the settlement are256W under discussion with the industry and my right hon. Friend is not yet in a position to comment on it.—[Vol. 760, c. 55.]