§ Mr. THORNE
asked the Minister of Labour whether her attention has been called to the case of a sub-contractor carpenter of St. Mary Cray, Kent, who was fined £15 at Bromley on 28th November for failing to pay insurance contributions for five workers; and whether, in view of the difficulty the Ministry is experiencing with sub-contractors who come on building estates, take on local workmen, and then either go bankrupt or clear out leaving the local men stranded, she will state whether she intends taking any action in the matter?
§ Mr. LAWSON
The inspectors are keeping a special watch for this class of case, and proceedings will be taken wherever the evidence appears to be sufficient, as was done in the case to which my hon. Friend refers.