HC Deb 06 November 1906 vol 164 c330

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his attention has been called to stoppages from wages of refreshment catering employees in the shape of fines upon such pretences as glass money; and, if so, whether it is his intention so to amend the Truck Act as to make such fines a penal offence.


I have received a copy of a resolution on this subject from the Caterers' Employees' Union. As the hon. Member is aware, the question of the Amendment of the Truck Acts is now under consideration by a Departmental Committee, and until their Report is received I am unable to make any statement on the subject. In the mean-time it is open to the catering employees to furnish information to the Committee on the matters complained of, and I will refer the resolution I have received to the Committee for their consideration.