HC Deb 20 June 1921 vol 143 cc893-4

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he can state the number of cases relating to arrears of wages due to agricultural employés investigated by officials of the Agricultural Wages Board up to a recent date; what was the total amount of such arrears; how many prosecutions were undertaken; and what were the total fines inflicted?

Major BARNSTON (Comptroller of the Household)

The number of workers whose cases have been investigated by the Agricultural Wages Board since its institution up to the 11th instant is about 26,000, the number of employers involved being about 10,000. The total amount of arrears of wages paid is £38,225. Prosecutions have been instituted against 334 employers, and resulted in the infliction of £964 in fines.