HC Deb 05 June 1930 vol 239 cc2391-3W

asked the Minister of Labour if she is aware that in Glasgow a large number of firms employing persons working under conditions governed by trade boards are very infrequently inspected; and if she intends taking any steps to set up an office in that city and also add to the number of inspectors?


During 1929, over 16 per cent. of all firms affected by trade board rates in Scotland were inspected. If non-compliance with the rates is suspected, firms may be re-inspected, but my hon. Friend will understand that, without a very large increase in the number of inspectors, repeated inspections of particular establishments cannot be made. I shall continue to give close attention to the subject of inspection under the trade boards, including the particular matters to which my hon. Friend refers, but I hope that it will not be overlooked that the workers' organisations can also render great assistance.