Prices and Incomes (Standstill Orders)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Employment and Productivity – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 4 December 1969.

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2. On an agreement relating to the pay of certain workers employed by members of the Association of Film Laboratory Employers. It is at present in force by virtue of Section 1(2)(a) of the Prices and Incomes Act, 1967, which provides for the continuation of a standstill imposed by direction for thirty days after the publication of an adverse report by the National Board for Prices and Incomes if the Secretary of State gives notice within 10 days of the publication of the report of a proposal to make an order extending the standstill. The N.B.P.I, report was published on 6th November and notice was given in the Gazette on 14th November. This standstill affects about 3,150 workers. An Order has been made, and will be laid and published on 5th December and come into operation on 6th December, extending the standstill until 7th February, 1970.