§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will make a statement on his official discussions with the Confederation of British Industry on Tuesday, 6th April, on the Government's wage and salaries policy.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith
My right hon. Friend's meeting with the President of the C.B.I. on 6th April was one of a series of talks to discuss the wages and salaries situation. They reviewed progress made towards reducing settlements to a more reasonable level. They also agreed on the need to continue this policy and in particular on the undesirability of agreements which carry forward into future years the present high level of settlements.