§ Mr. David Steel
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will set up a unit in his Department to advise British firms on the treatment of employees in South Africa including their wage rates.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
The guidance which is available to British firms from my Department and from HM commercial representatives in South Africa draws attention to the scope within South African legislation for improving the wages and working conditions of non-white employees. I have arranged for this guidance to be published inTrade and Industry on 29th March, and I urge all British companies with interests in South Africa to review their practice in the light of it.