HC Deb 21 March 1929 vol 226 cc1826-7
6. Mr. DAY

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the growing number of cases in which the public are being imposed upon by fraudulent employment agencies; and whether it is his intention to amend the Public Health Act of 1907 so as to give the public more protection against the operations of these agencies?


Complaints are occasionally received on this matter, but I have no evidence before me to show that the number of fraudulent agencies is growing, and the Government are not proposing to introduce amending legislation.


In view of the right hon. Gentleman's statement that complaints are received with regard to these agencies, will he not consider the advisability of setting up a committee to inquire whether this Act should not be amended?


I said in my answer that I have no evidence that the number is growing. If the hon. Member can give me any such evidence, I will, of course, consider setting up an inquiry.