HC Deb 07 July 1930 vol 241 cc31-2
43. Major POLE (for Mr. FREEMAN)

asked the Minister of Agriculture the number of prosecutions which have taken place in Breconshire and Radnorshire during the last 12 months under the Agricultural Wages (Regulation) Act; the total amount of arrears of wages that have been recovered; and the largest individual amount obtained?


During the 12 months ending 30th June, five farmers in Breconshire and Radnorshire have been prosecuted for paying wages at less than the minimum rates fixed under the Agricultural Wages (Regulation) Act, as a result of which arrears of wages amounting to £65 2s. 4d. have been ordered by the Courts to be paid. The largest amount ordered to be paid to an individual worker was £20.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether there have been any prosecutions of farmers for not supplying the investigating officers with the information they require?


I will inquire into that matter.

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