Wages Councils

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Wales – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st October 1985.

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Photo of Mr Raymond Powell Mr Raymond Powell , Ogmore 12:00 am, 21st October 1985

Does the Secretary of State realise that the wages councils protect about 500,000 employees and that one out of five of those who are protected are young people? Does he understand that they have suffered enough under this Government and that they do not want to return to sweatshops? I ask the right hon. Gentleman and the Government to reconsider their decision to recommend the abolition of the wages councils.