HC Deb 07 March 1929 vol 226 c584W

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been drawn to registration fees that are charged by private employment agencies to applicants making application to them; and will he consider the introduction of legislation to have as its object the abolition of these fees and the placing of private employment agencies that are not licensed under police control?


If the hon. Member refers to the preliminary fees which may be charged by an employment agency for placing an applicant's name on its books, I am advised that by-laws limiting the amount which may be charged in this way can be made under the existing powers given by the Public Health Act, 1907, and such by-laws have been made by, for instance, the London County Council.