§ 32. Mr. MANDER
asked the Home Secretary if he is aware of complaints of evasion of the Truck Act in the Wolverhampton area; and if he will give instructions to his inspectors to see that the attention of employers is called to the provision of the Truck Act by which no money shall be deducted from wages or payment made by workmen for or in respect of any fine unless the terms are continued in a written contract signed 1158 by the workmen or else contained in a notice always kept in some place where it may be easily seen, read, and copied?
§ Mr. CLYNES
No, Sir. I have no knowledge of any such complaints. It appears from the report of the Factory Inspector in charge of the district that neither of the two cases of infringement mentioned in my reply to the previous question by the hon. Member related to deductions or payments in respect of fines and that apart from these cases no infringements or complaints have come to the inspector's notice. If the hon. Member cares to furnish me with the information on which his question is based, I shall be glad to consider whether further inquiry is necessary.
§ Mr. MANDER
May I bring to the attention of the right hon. Gentleman certain facts which would suggest that action should be taken?
§ Mr. HANNON
May I ask whether the morals of Wolverhampton have gone down since the hon. Gentleman who put the question came to the House?