HC Deb 21 September 1948 vol 456 c672
10. Mr. John Morrison

asked the Minister of Labour when he proposes to review the regulations issued under the Catering Wages Act, in view of the damaging effect these are having in rural areas upon the hotel industry, particularly in Scotland.

Mr. Isaacs

As I said in reply to the hon. Member for Tonbridge (Mr. G. Williams) on 16th March last, any question of reviewing the effect of the Wages Regulation Orders made under the Catering Wages Act is a matter for the Catering Wages Boards.

Mr. W. J. Brown

Has the Minister, who must himself know the effects produced by these regulations this season, no power to invite the Catering Wages Boards to reconsider the regulations.

Mr. Isaacs

They have complete authority and autonomy in the matter. I have gone to the extent of drawing their attention to observations I have received, but that is the extent of my power.