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Wages Councils

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1269A1: tabled on 18 July 1990

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 6 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Jimmy Dunnachie on 12 July 1990. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

Leave out from 'House' to end and add, 'believes that wages councils are one of the biggest obstacles to job creation and enterprise erected by the socialist state; notes the importance of differential wage rates in the functioning of a market economy; confirms that de-regulated capitalism is the best way to achieve ever higher standards of living; notes that all socialist measures to rig markets, like incomes policies, fail; notes that Labour's minimum wages policy would destroy an estimated three-quarters of a million jobs; and urges Her Majesty's Government to sweep away wages councils as soon as possible.'.

Original motion text

That this House deplores the advertising in Government job centres of vacancies which offer wages below the legal minimum; and calls on the Government to guarantee the continued existence of wages councils in an effort to prevent even greater exploitation of the poorly-paid.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.