National Incomes Commission
- Review of the remuneration of the academic staff of Universities and Colleges of Advanced Technology: Minutes of oral proceedings 1963-1964
- Written evidence 1963-1964
National Incomes Commission
The National Incomes Commission was established by royal warrant of 5 November 1962 as a standing royal commission, and comprised experts in the economic, industrial deployment and management fields. The members of the Commission were Sir Geoffrey Lawrence QC (chair), H S Kirkaldy CBE (deputy chair), Sir Harold Banwell; L C Hawkins CBE, and Professor R C Tress.
The Commission's functions, as set out in the royal warrant and described in a white paper, National Incomes Commission (Cmnd.1844), consisted in providing impartial and authoritative advice on certain matters relating to incomes. Provision was made for the following three types of cases to be referred to the Commission:
In considering any such reference, the Commission was required to have regard to evidence and submissions both from the Government and from all parties interested.
The Commission was further required to consider both the circumstances of each case and the national interest, including in particular:
The Commission published its findings and recommendations, together with the reasons for them, and was also required to report from time to time on the need, if any, for action to be taken with regard to the Government's pledge to restrain any undue growth in the aggregate of profits which could result from restraint in earned income.
The only inquiries conducted by the Commission concerned the Scottish plumbers' and builders' agreements of 1962; agreements in the electrical contracting, heating, ventilating, domestic engineering and exhibition contracting industries in March 1963; the remuneration of academic staff in universities and colleges of advanced technology; and the agreements covering the engineering and shipbuilding industries of December 1963.
In 1965 the Commission was succeeded by the National Board for Prices and Incomes.
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