§ 55. Mr. T. WILLIAMS
asked the Minister of Agriculture how many farmers have been proceeded against under the Agricultural Wages (Regulations) Act, 1924; how many convictions have been registered; and what is the total sum of wages awarded to the workers on whose behalf proceedings have been instituted?
§ The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Mr. Guinness)
Proceedings have been taken against 115 employers under the Agricultural Wages (Regulation) Act, 1924, convictions being obtained in 90 eases. The total arrears of wages awarded to the workers in respect of whom the proceedings were taken amounted to £1,834.
§ Mr. MARDY JONES
Can the right hon. Gentleman assure us that inspectors from his Department are going round the country sampling the policy of farmers generally, as to whether they are seeking to evade the administration of this Act?