HC Deb 27 June 1940 vol 362 c589
12. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will take action to prevent the gross under-payment of young workers in tailoring and similar trades who are paid low wages when they continue to be falsely classified as learners by their employers?

Mr. Bevin

Minimum rates of wages are in operation under the Trade Boards Acts in the tailoring and other sewing trades. I have no reason to suppose that the minimum rates of wages laid down by the trade boards are not generally observed. If my hon. Friend has particular cases in mind and will let me have particulars, I shall be glad to look into them.