HC Deb 23 July 1986 vol 102 c501

Lords amendment: No. 25, in page 22, line 6, at end insert— (2A) Where any such workers are homeworkers, the employer shall notify them in the prescribed manner of the matters mentioned in subsection (2).

Mr. Trippier

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

The amendment fulfils a commitment given to the Committee to the effect that employers who make use of the services of home workers will be required, once the legislation takes effect, to notify those home workers in the prescribed manner of the contents of wages councils notices of proposals, of orders which affect them and of any other matters which may be prescribed.

I am confident that the Opposition will welcome the amendment, and I commend it to the House.

Ms. Clare Short

Of course we welcome the amendment. We know that home workers are some of the most exploited and under-paid workers covered by the Bill. At least the provision that requires employers to inform them of their rights will make it slightly more likely that they will receive their rights under the law. We welcome the amendment.

Question put and agreed to.

Subsequent Lords amendments agreed to.

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