§ 51. Mr. MANDER
asked the Minister of Labour what additional inspectors have been appointed since the present Government took office in connection with the administration of the Trade Boards Acts?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Mr. Lawson)
Nine additional inspectors are so employed at the present time.
Mr. R. S. YOUNG
Is the hen. Member aware that there are a large number of breaches of the Trade Boards Act, and, as a result, thousands of people are suffering loss of wages to which they are entitled; and will he consider the appointment of many more inspectors to put an end to this scandal?
§ Mr. LAWSON
I am not aware that there are a large number of breaches of the Trade Boards Act, and, if the hon. Member has any cases in mind, the Minister of Labour will be pleased to have them investigated. As a matter of fact, the inspections for 1930 were considerably more than those of the previous year.